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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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What You Need to Know About Expedia's Acquisition of Travelocity

Consolidation in the online travel sector continues with the $280 million deal.

Mon Jan 26

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What Investors Need to Know About the InfraREIT IPO

The timing is certainly auspicious for this specialty real estate investment trust's market debut.

Fri Jan 23

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

A big oil industry services player, a major utility, and an insurance provider are among last week's payout hikers.

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Why This Big Bank Slashed Its High-Yield Dividend

Banco Santander cuts its payout as part of an effort to shore up its capital base.

Wed Jan 21

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This Big Las Vegas Player Just Lost One of Its Leaders

Las Vegas Sands announces the departure of Sands China president and CEO Edward Tracy.

Wed Jan 14

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This Week's Upcoming IPOs

The IPO class of 2015 kicks off with a pair of companies in the finance sector coming to market.

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These Stocks Recently Raised Their Dividends

A big carmaker, an oil tanking concern, and a home security firm all cranked their payouts in recent days.

Sat Jan 10

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Three companies wasted little time declaring their first distribution hikes of 2015.

Wed Jan 7

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Could This Be the News That Reverses Las Vegas Sands' Stock Slide?

The casino titan scores an important win for a project in Asia.

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This Stock Just Raised its Dividend

Not yet half a year old, TerraForm Power has already boosted its payout.

Thu Jan 1

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Why the Big Zillow/Trulia Merger Is Getting Delayed Again

The two online real estate giants push back the tentative date of their tie-up to Feb. 15 at the earliest.

Tue Dec 30

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3 of 2014's Deepest Dividend Cuts in the Financial Sector

Investors will get less than they bargained for when this trio doles out its next distributions.

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3 Top Financial-Sector Dividend Raises of 2014

This trio of financials was generous to shareholders this year.

Mon Dec 22

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Two dividend aristocrats maintain their noble status, while Boeing's payout rockets skyward.

Wed Dec 17

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Today's Exciting Stock IPO

Micro-lender On Deck Capital is about to launch on the New York Stock Exchange.

Tue Dec 16

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

It's back to the lab and into the data cloud with this trio of companies that hiked their dividend payouts last week.

Tue Dec 9

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These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Three giants in their respective fields have lifted their payouts at double-digit rates in recent days.

Mon Dec 8

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Is This the Best Dividend in the Gaming Industry?

In the contest between the payouts of Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts, one Fool picks a winner.

Fri Dec 5

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Are You Missing Out on These High-Yield Dividends in the Financial Sector?

Not all dividends are created equal. These three picks offer superior payouts.

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Will Las Vegas Finally Get a Pro Sports Team?

MGM Resorts International and AEG are building a big multipurpose arena near the Las Vegas Strip with hopes of hosting a pro sports franchise.

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