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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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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?

Wed Apr 22

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Raytheon Company Buys Websense: Is It Time for You to Sell?

Shocked by the price of the purchase, one investor reexamines whether he wants to own Raytheon stock anymore.

Tue Apr 21

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Lockheed Martin Corporation Investors Make the Wrong Call on Earnings

Declining revenues, profits, and free cash flow are not a cause for rejoicing.

Mon Apr 20

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A-10 Warthog "Treason" Comments Cost Air Force General His Job

Did the A-10 Warthog just get a new lease on life?

Sat Apr 18

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Hundreds of Tanks Roll Through Red Square. Are You Nervous Yet?

Russia gives a preview of military hardware to debut at its annual Victory Day parade.

Thu Apr 16

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Boeing Reveals the Secret Identity of Its Biggest Buyer

"Her name was Lola, she bought an airplane..."

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No Warp Drive for NASA: But Here's the Next-Best Thing

America's space agency doles out millions of dollars for cutting-edge space tech.

Wed Apr 15

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You Get a Hellfire Missile, and You Get a Hellfire Missile! Everybody. Gets. A Hellfire Missile!

In a world at war, one company's product is getting very, very popular.

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273 Drone Aircraft Carriers? New DARPA Contract Could Be a Game Changer

What if every warship was a drone aircraft carrier?

Sun Apr 5

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TASER International Unveils Its Ultimate Plan to Make Money

For you, too, if you're a shareholder, that is. (And should you be?)

Mon Mar 30

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No A-10 Warthog for Afghanistan -- but Here's the Next Best Thing

Afghanistan owes Brazil a big "muito obrigado" -- and a big "thank you" to the U.S. Air Force, too.

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Accenture Plc Reports Earnings. Cue Wild Applause

But it may get drowned out by the roar of one big headwind.

Sat Mar 28

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Glock Goes Concealed Carry: Could This New Gun Shake Up the Market?

It's small, powerful, and difficult to detect -- but you'll notice for sure when it goes on sale.

Fri Mar 27

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Why This Transportation Stalwart Isn't Built to Last

One of the nation's biggest truckers has a habit of driving too close to the edge.

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How to Fix America -- in 1,000 Words or Less

We need a bigger military, that costs less money -- ah, there's the rub.

Thu Mar 26

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Russia Proposes a Disruptive Innovation That Could Change How We Travel

London to Alaska in four days flat?

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Boeing Lands a Blockbuster Sale -- That No One Has Heard About

Airplanes? Pshaw. For Boeing, the real money is in helicopters! (At least, this week it is.)

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5 Things I Learned About America's Space Program From Watching YouTube

Watching YouTube can be more interesting than watching C-SPAN -- even without cat videos.

Wed Mar 25

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These Corporate Subsidies Could Cost You $1 Billion a Year. Are They Worth It?

SpaceX says it can save taxpayers money if the Air Force will use its rockets instead of ULA's. The truth is a bit more complex than that.

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Can SpaceX Really Cut the Cost of Space Travel by 75%?

SpaceX says it can save taxpayers billions if the Air Force will use its rockets instead of ULA's. The truth could be a bit more complicated.

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