New Money


September 2008


On Diving Into a Down Market

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This may sound counterintuitive to those who haven't had "buy low and sell high" drilled into their heads, but a down market signals a great time to invest.

Says Carmen Wong Ulrich, host of CNBC's "On the Money" and blogger: "Don't think you're diving into a pool with no water; what you're really ...

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stock market
investing

Meet the World's Soon-to-Be Largest Candy Company

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Are you ready for the marriage of Wrigley's gum to the maker of Combos and Skittles?

Shareholders of the William Wrigley Jr. Co. (symbol WWY) just approved a $23 billion sale of the company to the privately held Mars Co., maker of such recognizable brands as Snickers, M&M's, and, of course, the Mars ...

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mergers

3 Major 401(k) Mistakes

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The Motley Fool lists three common mistakes that can hurt your 401(k) returns in the long run:

1. Chasing performance: When choosing funds for your retirement plan, recent rankings can seem like a safe bet—but focusing on short-term performance can be the kiss of death for your retirement ...

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investing
401(k)s

Spore Spawns Virtual Protest

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Electronic Arts has had a tough week. Shares of the largest video game publisher began declining Monday after the company announced a delay in the release of its highly anticipated Harry Potter video game (it had been scheduled for release in time for the holiday shopping season). Meanwhile, some ...

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video games
Amazon.com
stocks

Will Spore Give EA a Boost?

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I'll admit it: Spore is the first video or computer game I've been excited about since the original Super Mario Bros. A gamer I am not, but I just can't wait to create my own six-eyed creature (thanks to my boyfriend, the game—which came out Sunday—is in the mail).

BloggingStocks asks: "Are we ...

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video games
stocks

Google Worship Soars on Company's 10th Birthday

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Here's a roundup of stories paying homage to Google in honor of the company's 10th birthday:

A Los Angeles Times Q&A features Marissa Mayer—Google's first female engineer—who talks about what the company will look like at 20. (She says it's looking at new ways to deploy ads and exploring paid ...

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Google

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