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Readers' Picks: TheStreet.com's Top 10

Scott Moritz follows Verizon into the handset wars, and Laurie Kulikowski sees buyout talk boosting Ameritrade.

In case you missed them, here are the 10 most widely read articles and widely viewed videos on TheStreet.com for the past two days (as of May 24). Scott Moritz follows Verizon into the handset wars, and Laurie Kulikowski sees buyout talk boosting Ameritrade.

1.

John Edwards Stakes Claim on Pirate Booty

by Brett Arends, published May 23 at 10:33 a.m. EDT.

The presidential landlubber owns loot in a $500M sunken galleon -- unless Spain gets it back.

2.

Top 10 Stocks With Big Insider Buying, Buybacks

by James Altucher, published May 24 at 6:55 a.m. EDT.

Major buybacks include BEA Systems and SunTrust.

3.

Ditch Dendreon

by Adam Feuerstein, published May 23 at 7:27 a.m. EDT.

Investors may want to move on rather than wait for an FDA approval that may not come.

4.

Verizon Plots iPhone Killer

by Scott Moritz, published May 24 at 6:46 a.m. EDT.

Sources say it's betting big on the fashionable LG Prada phone.

5.

Amazon Ripping the Shorts

by Vishesh Kumar, published May 23 at 12:13 p.m. EDT.

The online retailer's recent surge has Wall Street heads spinning.

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Three Stocks Headed Higher on Scarce Supply

by Jim Jubak, published May 23 at 11:05 a.m. EDT.

Buyouts and buybacks could drive up the prices.

7.

Cramer: Fremont Deal a One-Two Punch to Bears

by Jim Cramer, published May 23 at 7:19 a.m. EDT.

They've lost a reason to short it, and have one less reason for not covering Novastar.

8.

Thursday's Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades

by TSC Staff, published May 24 at 9:31 a.m. EDT.

Who made what calls.

9.

Buyout Talk Boosts Ameritrade

by Laurie Kulikowski, published May 23 at 6:59 a.m. EDT.

Shares rise despite soft trading results. Is the broker in play?

10.

The Top Cheap Generic-Drug Stocks

by James Altucher, published May 23 at 12:02 p.m. EDT.

As the value of low-cost drugs rises, here are some names that could be acquisition targets.

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