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CNBC’s KELLY EVANS CNBC’s KELLY EVANS

CNBC’s Kelly Evans spoke with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her path to TV news, her experience as a political debate moderator and how she feels about her newfound fame. Kelly Evans co-anchors “Squawk on the Street,” where, alongside CNBC heavy-hitters Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber she ... Read More

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Bill Miller Bill Miller

Legg Mason’s Bill Miller talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about which market sectors he considers most promising, his stance on the U.S economy and where he sees the Dow and the NASDAQ by the end of the year. Bill Miller is chairman and chief investment officer of LMM, ... Read More

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Microsoft Says Its Expanding Surface Production Microsoft Says Its Expanding Surface Production

The following is an excerpt from Dan Gallagher | December 11, 2012 | foxnews.com | SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday afternoon that it is increasing production of its Surface tablet and expanding the retail availability of the device. The company gave no specific figures as to how much it ... Read More

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Iranian Hackers Target JPMorgan Chase, Citi, BOA Iranian Hackers Target JPMorgan Chase, Citi, BOA

The following is an excerpt from JIM FINKLE and RICK ROTHACKER, Reuters | September 23, 2012 | Thefiscaltimes.com | Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup over the past year, as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with ... Read More

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The Various Fates of Mega-Bank Stocks The Various Fates of Mega-Bank Stocks

The following is an excerpt from Barrons.com | June 8, 2012 | Guggenheim handicaps banks such as JPMorgan, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. Guggenheim Partners Summer doldrums have returned. Since a correction began in late April, the S&P 500 has fallen 7% while our large-cap banks have declined by 13%. This week ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — The ETF of Financial Stocks (XLF) Revisited Options Writer Series — The ETF of Financial Stocks (XLF) Revisited

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2012 June 12, 2012 The last time I wrote about this ETF, a lot of money was made. Now, it is time to revisit. The underlying financial companies have gotten stronger and the ETF has declined from a recent $16 high to tonight’s close of ... Read More

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Saving the World, One Steak at a Time Saving the World, One Steak at a Time

Seattle-based entrepreneur J’Amy Owens talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her chain of Bill the Butcher shops, her plans for expansion and her ambition to build a national brand. With a client list that includes renowned retail chains such as Applebee’s, Bank of America, Blockbuster, McDonald’s, Nike, Saks ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — Is Merrill Lynch Going to Disappear? I Don’t Think So. (BAC) Options Writer Series — Is Merrill Lynch Going to Disappear? I Don’t Think So. (BAC)

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 October 11, 2011 Bank of America (BAC) is the largest bank in the USA. It even owns the brokerage firm, Merrill Lynch. The stock closed on Friday Oct 7 at $5.90 and has a 52-week low of $5.13 and a high of $15.31. ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — The ETF known as XLF, A Financial Stocks Fund Options Writer Series — The ETF known as XLF, A Financial Stocks Fund

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 October 4, 2011 For this week, I looked at the financial stocks. No one loves them except maybe the value investor Warren Buffett. He owns a chunk of Goldman Sacks (GS) and recently bought a chunk of Bank of America. Did you know ... Read More

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Merrill Lynch One Bright Spot For BofA Merrill Lynch One Bright Spot For BofA

Bank of America, the nation’s largest bank, has reported a net loss of $1.2 billion in the 4th quarter of 2010, its second quarterly loss in a row. Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch and Countrywide in 2008 has affected its earnings positively and negatively. Merrill Lynch’s 15,498 financial advisors ... Read More

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