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Pfizer reports an increase in quarterly profits but shares fall.  Bridgepoint Education reports better-than-expected earnings on strong enrollment numbers.  And the CEO of Dish Networks says that Netflix probably has an "insurmountable lead" in streaming video.

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What kind of long-term effect will Osama bin Laden’s death have on markets around the world?  Our analysts discuss that question and tackle some Berkshire Hathaway-sized questions in the wake of the company's annual meeting.  What industry would Warren Buffett invest in for the next 50 years? How does Buffett really feel about gold? And who will succeed Warren Buffett?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_05_02_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell report big earnings.  What other stocks will benefit from higher oil prices? Facebook and Baidu are reportedly teaming up in China.  How complicated will their relationship be?  And Procter & Gamble deals with higher commodity prices.  Should investors take stock in the consumer products giant?  Our analysts discuss those stories and offer up some marriage advice for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_28_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Amazon reports a decline in first-quarter profits but shares jump on strong revenue growth and better-than-expected guidance.  Is Amazon overvalued? What would an "Amazon tax" on internet commerce mean for the company's bottom line? What's Amazon's biggest opportunity?  What's its biggest challenge? Our analysts tackle those questions, delve into some big news from Nokia, and offer up three big questions for Warren Buffett.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

Netflix reports better-than-expected earnings and strong subscriber growth.  So why is one of our analysts seeing red?  Coca-Cola reports weaker-than-expected earnings.  Should Coke borrow a page from Pepsi and grab a snack?  And Ford reports its strongest first-quarter earnings since 1998.  Should investors take Ford out for a ride or is GM the better investment?

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

Apple and Google deal with concerns over customer privacy. A Federal investigation uncovers evidence that a Boeing oversight could be responsible for the Southwest Airlines fuselage rupture.  And Party City files for an IPO. 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:03pm EST

Apple sells 18.65 million iPhones for the quarter, reports a 95% increase in profits, and crushes earnings estimates.  Will Apple continue its dominance?  Is the stock undervalued? What's the biggest threat to Apple? What's the biggest opportunity for Apple?

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Intel gets some respect on Wall Street after posting better-than-expected earnings.  And Heineken serves up its own big earnings.  Our analysts discuss those stories and debate the future of BP.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Johnson & Johnson reports better-than-expected earnings. Wal-Mart makes a big acquisition.  And McDonald's defends the Happy Meal.

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Standard & Poor's cuts its outlook on U.S. sovereign debt.  Our analysts talk about what it means for investors and debate the commercial success of Men's Wearhouse.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

Short-term car-rental company Zip Car and McDonald's South American franchisee Arcos Dorados make their Wall Street debuts. Which IPO holds more promise for investors? And Hasbro reports a sharp decline in first-quarter profits. What's behind the trouble in toyland?

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Shares of Alcoa slide after the aluminum producer kicks off earnings season with weaker-than-expected sales.  Is Alcoa a preview of coming attractions?  The NYSE cranks up its party business.   Is the party over for NYSE's traditional stock exchange? And Parents Magazine names its top family-friendly restaurants.  Do family-friendly restaurants make for market-beating stocks?

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Japan raises the severity level of its nuclear crisis. Cisco says goodbye to the Flip video camera.  And a federal court rules that the Winklevoss twins can't undo their Facebook settlement and must learn to live with $160 million.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

The world's biggest bond fund manager makes a big bet against Uncle Sam.  Wal-Mart bets that greater supply equals greater demand.  And an online video company in China hits it big with investors.  

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

The Chinese government bans ads that promote luxurious lifestyles.  Google announces plans to revamp YouTube and invest in original programming.

 

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Transocean executives donate part of their bonuses to victims of the Deepwater Horizon explosion.  Monsanto produces big profits thanks to strong demand for corn.  And Dish Network decides to make it a Blockbuster night.

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Microsoft gains weight. Apple loses weight. Procter & Gamble unloads a big chip maker.  And some big stocks increase their dividends.

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Southwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights as it conducts safety inspections of its aircraft.  Deepwater Horizon rig operator Transocean awards bonuses to its executives because 2010 was the "best year in safety performance in our company's history."  We discuss those stories and share some of the reactions to our April Fool's Day podcast.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_04_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

A new day means a whole new (and better!) way to invest.  In a special Friday edition of MarketFoolery, our analysts break down one new investing idea to help you on your way to financial independence.  Hear a fresh new take on the investing styles of Warren Buffett and John Bogle. Plus, the team provides three stock ideas to get you started on your way!

Direct download: Market_Foolery_04_01_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

David Sokol, once considered a possible successor to Warren Buffett, resigns following revelations that he bought $10 million in shares of Lubrizol just days before he recommended that Buffett buy the company.  Is there another shoe to drop? How much damage has been done to Buffett’s and Berkshire’s reputation? What does the news mean for the Lubrizol deal? Who is the likely successor to Buffett now?  Our analysts answer those questions and weigh in with their reactions.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Does Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen have a legitimate beef with Bill Gates?  What will President Obama's energy plan mean for investors?

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

What does a potential class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart mean for investors?  Is there room for optimism in the latest housing numbers?  Is there any line that Abercrombie & Fitch won't cross?

 

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Are television networks becoming Netflix's worst nightmare?  What do Portugal's problems mean for the future of the euro?  And will IMAX produce big returns in China? 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_24_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

The Egyptian stock market plummets.  Howard Stern sues SiriusXM.  And the Fed rejects Bank of America's dividend hike.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Amazon.com opens its app store for Android smartphones.  Apple cries foul and says it holds the "App Store" trademark.  How strong is Apple's case? What will the app store mean for Amazon's business? And which stock will perform better over the next five years?  We'll tackle those questions and talk RVs, oil prices, and the future of Winnebago.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_22_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Warren Buffett takes stock of Japan. AT&T announces plans to buy T-Mobile. Citigroup resumes its dividend and announces plans for a reverse stock split. And Twitter celebrates its fifth birthday.

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

What does political unrest in Bahrain mean for oil stocks? Does Netflix need to get into original programming and compete with HBO? Is Zediva a serious player in the online video market or a lawsuit waiting to happen?

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

What does the disaster in Japan mean for U.S. companies with significant operations in Japan?

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

We talk about the situation in Japan and discuss what uncertainty means for investors.  

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

We take stock of the situation in Japan and discuss the future of nuclear power.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

Starbucks announces a big deal with Green Mountain Roasters. Microsoft sets a new record with Kinect. And Uncle Sam considers ditching the one dollar bill. 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

The bull market celebrates its two-year anniversary.  How long will the party last? Burlington Northern Santa Fe produces $2.25 billion in dividends for Berkshire Hathaway.  Where will Warren Buffett invest his latest billions? Boston Beer reports weaker-than-expected earnings.  What’s on tap for investors?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_09_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Is Facebook's foray into movie rentals a serious threat to Netflix? Is McDonald's losing steam in the U.S.? How did Bill Gates give away the top spot in Forbes magazine's annual billionaire's list?

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

Will Starbucks grind out bigger profits if it expands beyond the coffee business? Did Warren Buffett miss the boat on gold? Why did Mattel tell Barbie to hit the road in China?

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_07_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

How are retailers like Limited Brands and Costco getting it done? Will raising money overseas help Yahoo! in the U.S.? And why should investors steer clear of the first pure-play Argentina ETF?

 
 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

Will Apple's iPad 2 connect on Wall Street?  What's behind strong earnings at Costco?

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

The Obama administration issues the first deep water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil spill.  What does it mean for oil stocks? JP Morgan Chase bets big on Twitter.  Is Twitter really worth $4.5 billion? And did Tiffany & Co. make a wise investment when it reportedly paid Academy Awards co-host Anne Hathaway $750,000 to wear Tiffany jewelry during the Oscars?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_03_01_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders was released on Saturday.  Regarding the prospect of Berkshire Hathaway making more acquisitions Buffett wrote, “Our elephant gun has been reloaded, and my trigger finger is itchy.”  So which companies would make for an attractive target?  Our analysts discuss why Costco, Markel, and McCormick might be worthy of Buffett’s attention.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_28_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

General Motors reports its first annual profit in seven years.  Apple shareholders reject a call for the company to disclose its succession plan.  Frito-Lay gets a brand new bag.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Oil prices in the U.S. hit their highest level in more than two years.  Which stocks will benefit?  Shares of Hewlett-Packard tumble after the company lowers its revenue forecast.   Will the Palm acquisition improve HP's fortunes?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_23_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

What will higher oil prices mean for investors? Will Amazon's new streaming service pose a serious threat to Netflix? What's behind Wal-Mart's slump in the U.S.?

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_22_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Weight Watchers reports big earnings.  Apple and Google battle it out for publishers.  And IBM's Watson supercomputer records an impressive win on Jeopardy.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_17_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

What's behind better-than-expected earnings at Dell? Is ExxonMobil running out of oil? Will bankruptcy be the final chapter for Borders? And why does IBM's Jeopardy-playing, supercomputer Watson think Toronto is a city in the United States?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_16_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

What's behind Warren Buffett's latest buying and selling? What does higher inflation in China mean for investors in the U.S.?  Is single-serve coffee the next big market for Starbucks?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_15_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

According to reports, social gaming company Zynga is now valued at more than seven billion dollars.  Is the company behind the virtual hit FarmVille worth really worth that much?  JPMorgan Chase is planning to start a fund for social media companies.  Is this a savvy investment or just the latest sign of a tech bubble?  Facebook's valuation is roughly the same as Disney's.  Which company would you rather own in five years? 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_14_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

What's behind Whole Food's healthy earnings? Is Twitter really worth as much as Southwest Airlines? Is Sardar Biglari the next Warren Buffett? Should investors load up on Activision Blizzard?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_10_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Will Nokia partner with Microsoft in a bid for smartphone supremacy? What's behind Disney's big earnings? What does a government diagnosis of "pedal misapplication" mean for the future of Toyota?

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_09_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Is China real estate the next big bubble? Has McDonald's found a healthy way to consumers' pocketbooks? Are Avon consumers really bothered by the company's declining margins? And should Romania really be taxing witches?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_08_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

How should investors feel about Coca-Cola's Super Bowl commercials? Can Eminem boost Chrysler's fortunes? Is Apple really the new Big Brother? And what exactly was Groupon thinking? On today's show, we review this year's Super Bowl commercials.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_07_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

What's the secret behind the better-than-expected earnings from retailers? What will New York City's crackdown on smoking mean for the tobacco business? And will 2012 really be the year that Eastman Kodak regains its mojo?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_03_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Egypt’s stock market has been closed since last Thursday.  So why were investors snapping up shares of a certain ETF on Monday?  Google accuses Microsoft of copying its search results.  Does Google have a legitimate gripe or is it a case of corporate whining?  And who should Mattel shareholders thank for the latest batch of great quarterly earnings?  Barbie, of course.  Listen now and take our Barbie quiz.  We promise you’ll never look at Barbie or Ken the same way again.

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_02_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Half the states in America are battling the latest storm and airlines are canceling hundreds of flights.  So why is Compass Minerals poised to profit from the historic snowfall? If BP lost close to $4 billion in 2010, why did the company decide to start paying a dividend again? And shares of Tupperware Brands soared on the company’s latest earnings.  Time to party with our Tupperware quiz.

 

Direct download: Market_Foolery_02_01_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

Could China be the next Egypt?  Is Amazon primed to compete with Netflix? Will ExxonMobil continue to produce big earnings?

Direct download: Market_Foolery_01_31_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Shares of Netflix hit an all-time high after the company reports blowout earnings.  UnderArmour reports strong sales in Japan and eyes the Chinese market.  Procter & Gamble deals with rising commodity prices.  And the Egyptian stock market drops as political turmoil continues.  

Direct download: Market_Foolery_01_27_2011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:05pm EST