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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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Instant Analysis: Engaged Capital Discloses a Big Stake in Outerwall

The hedge fund admits it now owns around 14% of the company.

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

February's first batch of payout hikers included one of the most durable industrial companies on the market, a media giant, and a well-known name in vitamins and supplements.

Tue Feb 9

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What Investors Need to Know About the OTG EXP IPO

The airport restaurant specialist will make its market debut on Wednesday.

Mon Feb 8

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Instant Analysis: Linn Energy and LinnCo "Exploring Strategic Alternatives"

The closely-related energy companies need help coping with heavy indebtedness.

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Instant Analysis: European Regulator Approves Schlumberger/Cameron Merger

The European Commission waves the deal through.

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Instant Analysis: Symantec Beats on Q3 Revenue, EPS

The company comes out slightly ahead of analyst estimates, while announcing a big investment from a private equity operator.

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Instant Analysis: Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion in Mortgage Settlement

The settlement will put a long-simmering lawsuit to rest.

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Instant Analysis: S&P Places Rio Tinto on Credit Watch Negative

The ratings agency effectively serves notice that the miner's credit rating is at risk of being cut.

Sat Feb 6

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Instant Analysis: Sunoco Logistics Partners Raises its Dividend by 5%

The hike is the partnership's 43rd in a row.

Fri Feb 5

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Instant Analysis: Comcast Hikes Dividend by 10%, Expands Buybacks

The company will shell out just under $0.28 per share, and buy up to $10 billion of its stock.

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Instant Analysis: Lowe's Companies Inc. to Buy Canadian Peer RONA

The U.S. home improvement retailer will pay over $2 billion for its Quebec-based competitor.

Thu Feb 4

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Instant Analysis: 3M Raises Its Dividend by 8%, Launches New Share Buybacks

The new payout is $1.11 per share, while the company has authorized up to $10 billion in stock repurchases, with no time limit.

Wed Feb 3

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Instant Analysis: GNC Holdings Raises Its Dividend by 11%

The veteran nutrition supplements and vitamin retailer will pay $0.20 per share.

Tue Feb 2

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Instant Analysis: Aetna Crushes Q4 EPS Estimates

The company posts a healthy gain in its bottom line to beat analyst expectations.

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Instant Analysis: JPMorgan Chase Reportedly Buys Over $900 Million in Loans Originated by LendingClu

Media reports say that the big bank will pay a premium in the deal.

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Instant Analysis: Sysco Posts a Mixed Q2

The company slightly misses on revenue projections, but comfortably exceeds them on the bottom line.

Mon Feb 1

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Instant Analysis: Toyota to Buy Out, Delist Daihatsu

Already a majority owner, the giant vehicle maker will purchase the remainder of the company and remove its shares from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Instant Analysis: HCP Bumps its Dividend 2% Higher

The specialty REIT tops up its quarterly distribution, maintaining its dividend aristocrat status.

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Instant Analysis: Xerox to Split in Two, Announces Results

The company will separate into two separate, publicly traded entities.

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2 Stocks With Better Dividends Than HP Inc.

The company yields 5%-plus on its shares, but there are better tech stocks for income investors.

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