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Ilana Polyak

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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STOCKS
October 2009

Want Dividends? Look Overseas

Foreign stocks provide a world of opportunities for income.

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STOCK WATCH
June 2009

The Curse of the Dow

Stocks usually take a hit in the first year after being added to the venerable index.

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STOCK WATCH
April 2009

Stocks to Buy Now for the Recovery Later

Shares of these five companies should perform better than others when the economy starts to rebound.

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STOCK WATCH
March 2009

Four Firms Ripe for the Taking

Investors could profit if these companies are bought.

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STOCK WATCH
February 2009

Five Stocks That Make the Grade

These for-profit education companies are cashing in on the recession as the unemployed head back to school.

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STOCK WATCH
February 2009

Recession-Proof Stocks

These five companies actually are thriving in this bleak economy.

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STOCK WATCH
January 2009

Where the Growth Is

These five companies should generate profit gains this year.

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STOCK WATCH
December 2008

Who Would Benefit if the Big Three Disappeared?

These four companies stand to profit from the demise of the major U.S. automakers.

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STOCK WATCH
November 2008

Five Beneficiaries of Lower Commodity Costs

These companies shouldn't feel as much of a squeeze on profits now that the prices of oil and raw materials are falling.

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STOCK WATCH
October 2008

Get a Deal on Mylan

This maker of generic drugs is priced as if it were a fading company. The facts show otherwise.

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STOCK WATCH
September 2008

Clearer Skies May Be Ahead for Boeing

The aircraft maker has hit a rough patch, but its order backlog and fuel-efficient jet that's in the works bode well for the company's future.

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STOCK WATCH
August 2008

Time to Buy Homebuilder Stocks?

The battered shares of two companies look promising for the long term.

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STOCK WATCH
August 2008

Live Nation Rocks On

The nation's largest concert operator is benefiting from Americans' appetite for live performances -- even in tough financial times.

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STOCK WATCH
August 2008

Kraft Tries to Get Its Mojo Back

Higher prices for raw materials frustrate the turnaround efforts of this maker of iconic American foodstuffs.

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STOCK WATCH
July 2008

This Auto Salvager Is No Wreck

Through online auctions and a network of junkyards, Copart profits handsomely from damaged, repossed and totaled cars.

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STOCK WATCH
July 2008

Don't Write Off This Mortgage Insurer

Shares of Old Republic International have been battered, but the company's property-and-casualty division should help it withstand a lot of hits.

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STOCK WATCH
July 2008

Profits, Aisle 4

Supermarket chain Kroger benefits as cash-strapped consumers eat out less and watch what they buy.

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