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Monday's Daily Blog Watch

Monster is on vacation, and a summary of the Dow 30.

Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

Jim Cramer

answers questions

on

NYSE Euronext

(NYX)

,

Merrill Lynch

(MER)

and more.

Is the new

coffee play

at

McDonald's

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signaling the death knell for

TheStreet Recommends

Starbucks

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?

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

triggers several trades for tomorrow.

Here's a

nice summary of the performance

of the

Dow

30.

Check out this post from Mark Cuban on

success and motivation

.

Crossing Wall Street asks whether

momentum beats value

.

There are

a slew of analyst comments

on

eBay

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.

Fast Money has some

contrarian plays for 2008

, including

GM

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,

Pfizer

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and more.

Monster.com

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is expanding, but

the stock has been on vacation

.

Paul Kedrosky takes a look at gold prices

from 1460 through today

.

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