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Who were the first smokers ever

? Check out these other fun facts about tobacco stocks.

Jim Cramer

answers questions


Research In Motion





, and what's up with "Shortsville, N.Y."?

For the life of me,

I cannot see the girl dancing counterclockwise


It's growing twice as fast as the U.S. economy -- here are the

top Philippines stocks trading here in the U.S.


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Here's a nice summary of

all the beneficiaries of online video


The battle between


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just got violent


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Paid Content highlights the

bright spots




portfolio of content.

Stockerblog has the

top-selling investment-related domain names


Freakonomics wonders whether

tennis matches are being rigged


Finance Puzzle thinks



might be worth a short-term gamble here


These are great comments from Carl Icahn on

why most companies end up being subpar


A nice visual on

Coca-Cola's business


In case you missed it, here's the

Barron's Roundup, Stockpickr style


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