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Eric Volkman

For Eric, writing for Motley Fool is the closing of a big circle. After all, he learned the basics of stocks and investment largely by reading (shameless plug/kiss-up) "The Motley Fool Investment Guide" back in the dark days of the early 1990s. This helped him win assignments as a freelance business journalist and, later, a "proper" job as an investment bank analyst. He began these twin threads of a career during his years living in Prague, Czech Republic, a city that was his home for nearly a decade and a half. Luckily, a few years short of his 30th birthday he was able to combine the two into a mutant Frankenstein of a job as a co-creator and subsequently editor of Equity Insights, a monthly magazine issued by Austrian financial services major Raiffeisenbank. At the Motley Fool, he got his start as a contributor to its blog network, from which he was invited to join the main Fool site in early 2012. Eric has a great many interests besides finance. He likes movies, he plays bass guitar and has been in an assortment of bands across several genres, and is a sucker for nearly any good documentary TV show, film, or book. He is married and currently resides in Los Angeles, where he refuses to wax nostalgic about the joys of winter.

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Tue Jun 30

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

The most powerful entertainment company in the world is joined by a grocer and a utility in our trio of dividend raisers for last week.

Thu Jun 25

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Don't Look Now, But Discover Financial Services is About to Unload One of its Business Units

Known primarily for its credit card operations, Discover Financial has decided to throw in the towel when it comes to mortgages.

Wed Jun 24

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What Investors Need to Know About the Alarm.com Holdings IPO

Here are the key details behind the "smart home" provider's upcoming initial public offering.

Tue Jun 23

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A hot tech company, a medical-device maker, and a popular REIT are our trio of payout lifters for this week's installment.

Mon Jun 22

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Disney Reverses a Stupid HR Decision

The entertainment giant backs down from an ill-considered plan to replace some tech employees with lower-wage workers.

Fri Jun 19

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Why CVS Is Not the Big Winner in Its $1.9 Billion Deal with Target

The retailer benefits heavily from the sale of its pharmacy operations in several ways.

Wed Jun 17

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This Billionaire Has a Problem With Warren Buffett

Dan Loeb hurls some sharp criticism at the legendary investor.

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3 Dividend Aristocrats You've Probably Never Heard Of

Everyone knows Coke, Target, etc. But are you familiar with these three lesser-known habitual dividend payers?

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What Investors Need to Know About the Univar IPO

One of the world's top chemical distributors is set to make its market debut -- again -- later this week.

Tue Jun 16

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Last week's distribution lifters included a pair of well-known companies and a scrappy convenience store operator.

Mon Jun 15

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How Rupert Murdoch's Departure May Impact 21st Century Fox

The media mogul has apparently begun the succession process at the larger of the two companies he leads.

Wed Jun 10

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TMFVolkman published an article 10:10 AM

These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Last week's dividend raisers include the nation's largest health insurer, an operator of a famous restaurant chain, and a big-spending tech company.

Tue Jun 9

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Why Priceline Is Taking A Bigger Bite of Ctrip.com

The American online travel giant has very good reasons for upping its potential stake in the Chinese company.

Sun Jun 7

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TMFVolkman published an article 8:22 AM

3 Stable Dividend Stocks for Beginning Investors

These three stocks are likely to continue pumping out dividends on a regular basis.

Fri Jun 5

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Stocks to Watch in Movies and Television

The future of film entertainment is at our doorstep -- here are three companies that will help shape the business in the coming years.

Thu Jun 4

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What Investors Need to Know About the DAVIDs TEA IPO

Can this firm making its stock market debut this week become the Starbucks of tea?

Tue Jun 2

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What Investors Need to Know About the Fogo de Chao IPO

This Brazilian steakhouse operator is the latest company to ride the recent wave of restaurant chain IPOs.

Mon Jun 1

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

This week's lineup of distribution lifters includes a building supplies retailer, one old jewel of a company, and a financial group from north of the border.

Fri May 29

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TMFVolkman published an article 10:13 AM

Will Visa Spend $20 Billion to Get This European Business Back?

Visa Europe, currently a separate company, might finally come under the wing of its big American namesake.

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TMFVolkman published an article 10:01 AM

What You Need to Know About CVS's $12.7 Billion Acquisition of Omnicare

The pharmacy giant's big-ticket buy is rather pricey. Is it worth the money?

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