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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 AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Wednesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Hertz, JetBlue, and UnitedHealth Group.

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Pentagon Awards $1.45 Billion in Engineering Contracts

Multiple construction companies win awards, among them AECOM, LEIDOS, and Jacobs Engineering.

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Booz Allen Wins Places in Pentagon Contracts Worth Up to $983 Million

The company was chosen to bid on task orders to perform homeland security and space and naval warfare work.

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Pentagon Awards $2.79 Billion in Defense Contracts

Varied field of winners includes Boeing, iRobot, AstraZeneca, Allison Transmission, and Granite Construction.

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CSX Corporation Beats Estimates, but Still Looks Expensive

It's not the winter weather that has one Fool worried about CSX stock -- it's the valuation.

Tue Apr 15

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TASER International, Inc. Lands London Police Contract

London Met to begin year-long, 500-unit pilot project testing AXONbody's usefulness.

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Tuesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Pier 1, New York & Co., and PetSmart.

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Pentagon Awards $214.3 Million in Defense Contracts

L-3 Communications, General Dynamics, and BAE Systems all win contracts.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Reports Weak Profits, Weaker Cash

Fiscal 2014 is off to a rocky start for this trucker.

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Pentagon Awards $294 Million in Defense Contracts

Boeing, Raytheon, SAIC, and Murphy Oil all win work.

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Defense News Roundup: Lockheed's Aegis Missile Defense Award Approaches the $1.8 Billion Mark

Here's our weekly rundown of the major stories in defense spending.

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America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters. President Putin Presumably Not Pleased

Don't look now, but Russia's greatest fear just became a reality.

Fri Apr 11

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Northrop Grumman Corporation Wins $234 Million Airplane Defense Contract

LAIRCM on-board anti-missile system rollout continues to win contracts.

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Congress Asked to Approve $250 Million Military Package for Germany

Germany aims to upgrade the capabilities of the Deutsche Marine's P-3 Orion airfleet.

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This Just In: Deutsche Bank Says It's Time to Buy Ford Motor Company

At just $15 and change, Deutsche thinks Ford is poised to go on a 20% run.

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Friday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

ISI Group wades into the semiconductors sector.

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Yandex (YNDX) . 11:27 AM

YNDX Outperform

I like the P/FCF valuation here. While the Russia-Crimea situation raises risks, I also suspect that a huge hunger for "news" on what's going on, plus accelerated social media activity, will work to boost Yandex's business for the duration [more]

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TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 11:27 AM

Yandex (YNDX) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Pentagon Awards $521.9 Million in Defense Contracts

Boeing, Elbit Systems, Jacobs Engineering, Northrop Grumman, and Huntington Ingalls all win additional work.

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This Just In: Deutsche Bank Says It's Time to Buy Apple Inc.

At just $530 and change, Apple is poised to go on a 22% run, according to Deutsche.

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