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Rich Smith

Rich Smith spent most of the mid-to-late '90s in Moscow, advising U.S. and European companies eager to get in on the action of Russia's emerging market. Segueing into Ukrainian law, he then did the same thing for Westerners investing in Kiev. At some point, he decided that instead of telling these companies how to make money for themselves, he'd prefer to own a piece of the companies (and their profits) -- and began investing. Retiring to rural Indiana to continue this project, he continues to invest for his own account, and to advise other investors on how to maximize their profits, and minimize their risks, by writing directly for The Motley Fool as a contributor, and on special assignment for Yahoo! Finance and AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Mon May 18

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Why Is Southwest Airlines Offering to Pay Boeing an Extra Half-Billion Dollars?

Better economics for Southwest equal better sales numbers for Boeing.

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After BAE Systems Restructures, What Will Be Left?

A billion-dollars-plus restructuring plan will leave a smaller business -- with a very big P/E.

Fri May 15

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You Can Have an Aircraft Carrier. Or You Can Have a Navy. Pick One.

Aircraft carriers cost a lot of money. But do they cost too much money?

Thu May 14

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iRobot Makes a New Robot Friend

U.S. Marine Corps outfits iRobot with its own, private (small) air force.

Wed May 13

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China Builds an "Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier" in the South China Sea

In fact, they may be building as many as seven.

Sat May 9

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15 Ways Moscow Has Changed in the 15 Years Since I Left Russia

From metros to bike paths to coffee houses, we cover it all.

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E-Liquid in E-Cigarettes: Is It Safe?

Inquiring federal regulators want to know.

Thu May 7

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RC Submarines Are the U.S. Navy's Newest Toys

In the 21st century, will sailors be replaced by undersea robot warriors?

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And All of a Sudden, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Is Popular Again!

787s make up the bulk of Boeing's new plane orders in early May.

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Who Wants to Buy $3.6 Billion Worth of American Military Equipment?

The better question may be: Who doesn't?

Tue May 5

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Navy's Third Missile-Destroying Warship Arrives in Europe (Whom Will Russia Invade This Time?)

The first time we sent one of these ships over, Ukraine was still a whole country.

Mon May 4

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Can You Guess Which U.S. Ally Is Stockpiling $1.8 Billion Worth of U.S. Weapons? (Hint: It's Not Ira

Hornets and Growlers and AEGIS -- oh, my!

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The Company That's Making Over a Billion Dollars Destroying Chemical WMDs

Making the U.S. "chemical WMD-free" could take longer, and cost more, than anyone thinks.

Fri May 1

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Boeing Books Orders for Its Most Profitable Plane

Pricier 737s and new 777s feature heavily in Boeing's latest order update.

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Airbus Earnings Put Boeing to Shame (or Do They?)

One week after Boeing disappointed investors, Airbus reports a big profit.

Thu Apr 30

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Northrop Grumman Corporation Earnings Spook Investors -- but It's the Price That Should Worry You

Revenues and order booking hold up well in a weak quarter. But that stock price is still just too pricey.

Mon Apr 27

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Raytheon Earnings Roundup: More Profits, Less Cash

But if you believe management, the future still looks flush with cash.

Sat Apr 25

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Is Russia Planning to Disassemble the International Space Station?

And if it does, where will American astronauts lay their weary heads in 2024?

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iRobot Corporation Seems Pretty Pleased With Itself. Should It Be?

Weak sales growth, lower profits, and lowered guidance -- does an earnings beat trump all that?

Fri Apr 24

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Boeing's Latest Big Plane Sale Could Be a Tiny Nightmare for Profits

Same price, bigger plane?

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