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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 Sirius XM Radio, WhiteWave Foods, and SunPower.

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Lockheed Martin Corporation Earnings Surge, but Share Price Sinks

The good news: The stock price is starting to look attractive again.

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United Technologies Corporation Earnings: Guidance Raised, Stock Price Rose in Tandem

But how much should shareholders be willing to pay for 2% sales growth?

Yesterday

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Pentagon Awards $216.1 Million in Defense Contracts

Textron, TransDigm, and Northrop Grumman win one contract apiece, and General Dynamics wins two.

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Congress Asked to Approve $680 Million Military Package for Mexico

Also requested to okay $80 million in support services for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Why Harley-Davidson, Inc. Stock Hit Full Throttle After Its Earnings Report

Tuesday's earnings report was a tour de force, and investors are right to be cheering.

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Pentagon Awards $192.6 Million in Defense Contracts Monday

Among publicly traded companies, Northrop Grumman is the only winner.

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Why Are Investors Forgiving Werner Enterprises' Earnings Miss?

The stock's off by a little -- but hardly being punished at all, given the size of Werner's earnings decline.

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Tuesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Zillow, HomeAway, and FTD.

Mon Apr 21

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Hasbro Inc. Beats on Earnings, but Is the Price Right?

Short answer: No. A longer answer is in the article below.

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Monday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Moneygram International, JAKKS Pacific, and Big Lots.

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Orbital Sciences Corp. Surged Despite Weak Earnings

Free cash flow, backlog, and analysts' projected growth rate all suggest this stock is a winner -- and investors agree.

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Once Again, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wants a Bigger Piece of Your Wallet

This time, it's doubling down on money transfers -- and doing MoneyGram International a world of hurt.

Fri Apr 18

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Pentagon Awards $151.4 Million in Defense Contracts

Express Scripts, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics win contracts.

Thu Apr 17

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Pentagon Awards $294.9 Million in Defense Contracts

Lockheed Martin and Boeing were the only publicly traded companies winning contracts announced on Thursday.

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated Gets Busy Restructuring

But as La-Z-Boy retrenches, will smaller rival Hooker Furniture move ahead?

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Thursday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on SanDisk, Netflix, and Ryder.

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Mortgage Rates Decline; 30-Year Rate Averages 4.27%

1-year ARMs resist the trend to lower rates.

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New Boeing Plane Orders Wiped Out by Cancellations

For Boeing this week, it's five steps forward, five steps back.

Wed Apr 16

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Pentagon Awards $113 Million in Defense Contracts

Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins win two of the few contracts on offer.

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