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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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Boeing, Going, Gone! How Boeing Lost $4.7 Billion in Just 3 Days

An earnings miss has investors wondering where their market cap went.

Sat Jul 26

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Defense News Roundup: Pentagon Trains for WMD, and Are Helicopters Heading to Africa?

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

Fri Jul 25

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The U.S. Military Just Doubled Its Purchases of Tomahawk Missiles. Here's Why

And more importantly, here's how much Raytheon stands to earn on these missile sales.

Thu Jul 24

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Cubic Corp the Big Winner as Pentagon Awards $660 Million in Defense Contracts

Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, Griffon Corporation, and Boeing also win work.

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Thursday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Angie's List, Verizon, and PepsiCo.

Wed Jul 23

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Northrop Grumman Stock Undermined By Low Quality of Earnings, Shrinking Backlog

The stock looks cheap on first glance, but the longer you look, the less you'll like it.

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General Dynamics Stock Pops Despite Revenue Decline, Weaker Net Earnings

The stock doesn't look all that cheap, either -- but could there be a wild card in General Dynamics' future?

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Wednesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Men's Wearhouse, TJX Companies, and United Technologies.

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Why iRobot Corporation Stock is Getting Plundered

An earnings beat, and promises of more to come, fail to allay concerns that this stock just plain costs too much.

Tue Jul 22

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United Technologies Corporation Stock Drops Despite Earnings Beat, Raised Guidance

The question everyone's asking: Where did all the cash go?

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Boeing and Textron Win as Pentagon Awards $535 Million in Contracts

General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin also win military work.

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Lockheed Martin Stock Pops on Earnings Beat, Raised Guidance

Expectations were low, making the hurdle easier to leap. But is now the time to jump into the stock?

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Tuesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Amazon, Blue Nile, and Qiwi.

Mon Jul 21

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Russia Retreats From U.S. as Sanctions Begin to Bite

And yet, as Russian steel giant Severstal leaves the U.S. market, it looks neither bruised nor battered.

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Monday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Fifth Third, JPMorgan, and Restoration Hardware.

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Raytheon Builds a Fleet of Decoy Robots for the U.S. Air Force. Should Investors Welcome Our New Rob

Raytheon's MALD is half-missile, half-drone -- and a big profit potential for the company.

Sat Jul 19

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Can a Japan-Led Alliance Contain China?

Surrounded by rivals it seems intent on antagonizing, is China nonetheless too big to be "contained"?

Fri Jul 18

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Lockheed Martin Wins $565 Million Indian Super Hercules Contract

Six months in the making, the contract has gone through.

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Northrop Grumman Wins $300 Million as Pentagon Awards $1.3 Billion in Defense Contracts

Other winners include Britain's BAE Systems, Sysco, URS Corp, and Raytheon.

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Defense News Roundup: When the A/C Goes Out, the U.S. Army Calls a Contractor

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

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