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Rich Duprey

Rich has been a Fool since 1998 and writing for the site since 2004. After 20 years of patrolling the mean streets of suburbia, he hung up his badge and gun to take up a pen full time. Having made the streets safe for Truth, Justice and Krispy Kreme donuts, he now patrols the markets looking for companies he can lock up as long-term holdings in a portfolio. So follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the most important industry news in retail and consumer products and other great stories.

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Wed May 25

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Borgata Is Biggest in Atlantic City, but Maybe Not for Much Longer

There's a new rising star in the city, and the biggest casino operator may have the most to lose.

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Is Rio Tinto Trying to Corner the Iron Ore Market?

The iron ore miner has plans to catapult itself to the forefront of the industry.

Tue May 24

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Monsanto Was Smart to Reject Bayer's Bid

The agrichemical giant may have been wobbled by recent events, but it's not required to sell at any price.

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Is Steve Wynn About to Lose His $4 Billion Bet on Macau?

As casino operators spend billions developing new properties in Macau, the gambling oasis continues to struggle from the Chinese government's crackdown on corruption and excess.

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Polaris Industries Inc Looks to New Military RZR to Jump-Start Defense Sales

A turbo diesel-powered engine and a customizable design could add up to big defense sales for the powersports vehicle maker.

Mon May 23

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Why Bayer's Bid for Monsanto is Bad News for All Parties

The big $62 billion question is who really wants this deal to happen?

Thu May 19

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The FDA's Electronic Cigarette Rules Are Here -- and They're Terrible

The regulatory agency's new regulations will effectively destroy the vaping market.

Wed May 18

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Why Worst Is Still to Come for the Mining Sector

The commodities rally was only a temporary respite from the pain that is forecast to come.

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It's Time to Double Down on Domino's Pizza Inc.

No matter how you slice it, this pizza chain still has lots of potential.

Fri May 13

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These 2 Casinos Are Betting Big on a Vegas Rebound

Gaming revenues may have fallen, but these casinos are willing to spend good money to make sure they don't miss out on a rebound.

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Indian Motorcycle Looks to Steal More Harley Buyers With Chieftain Dark Horse

Stripped-down, retro-style bikes are popular, and Polaris Industries is not above going along for the ride.

Thu May 12

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Is Warren Buffett Behind This Cereal Maker's Takeover Speculation?

The Oracle of Omaha has shown an appetite for buying big, well-known brands, though not at any price.

Wed May 11

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Polaris Industries Inc. Acquisition Could Soften Blow of Slow Off-Road Vehicle Sale

It's a small, sleepy, utilitarian purchase, but it might be the bright spot for the powersports vehicle maker.

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Hasbro or Mattel: Who Is Doing Toys Best?

The two industry giants often square off across the toy box, but only one has been doing things right.

Tue May 10

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Will There Ever Be a Market for Smart Gun Technology? Should There Be One?

Only one group of people wants this technology, and it's not gun buyers.

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So Is Boyd Gaming Corp. Doing a REIT or What?

These moves suggest the answer is: maybe.

Mon May 9

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Is Crown Abandoning Melco Ahead of Wynn Going Live?

Does the move give Crown more strategic direction, or is it a sign of even further slowing ahead?

Fri May 6

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Domino's Pizza Inc. Q1 Earnings Were Even Worse Than What You Thought

By repurchasing millions of shares in one fell swoop, the pizza chain was able to paint a rosier picture for its bottom line.

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4 Key Numbers From Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

The copper and gold miner is a complex operation, but some simple numbers can put it in perspective.

Wed May 4

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Should Budweiser Buy Samuel Adams?

The megabrewer has been buying up a lot of small craft brewers. Maybe it's time it bought one of the biggest.

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