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Thursday's Daily Blog Watch

Unwrapping some toy stocks ahead of the Christmas season, and pricey milk hurts Starbucks.

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

Jim Cramer answers questions

about

Gap

(GPS) - Get Report

,

ConocoPhillips

(COP) - Get Report

and more.

Bespoke has a nice summary of

all bull and bear markets since 1945

.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

includes

Akamai

(AKAM) - Get Report

and others.

Let me get this straight. People in China are drinking more milk, so

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

warns

?

What the heck is going on

with

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

?

With Christmas coming up in a few months, Stockerblog

identifies the best toy stocks

to start looking at right now.

Hilary Kramer once again finds the

company of the day that I've never heard of

.

Howard Lindzon has some

creative prospects

for who should buy Facebook.

College Analysts wants to set the record straight. Here's

why he's bullish

on

Syntax-Brillian

(BRLC)

.

Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, and stocks with

TheStreet Recommends

unusual option activity

. These are all potential breakout plays.

Please keep me informed, Paid Content, of what's going on with

the whole Apple-NBC fiasco

. If I can't download

Bionic Woman

by Sept. 26, I'm going to be VERY upset.

I hate denim. HATE it. It's like wearing cardboard. But I'll check out what

Notable Calls has to say

about

Guess?

(GES) - Get Report

jeans anyway.

Ben Graham likes stocks with a low price/book ratio. But what should we do with all the

great stocks that have high price/book

?

70% of planes leaving New York City are delayed an hour or more. SO people are less inclined to fly, SO people will video conference. SO, I was intrigued by super-analyst Sramana Mitra's

analysis of video conferencing company

Polycom

(PLCM)

.

Who is hitting

the 52-week low list and why? Stocks include

Wal-Mart

(!)

(WMT) - Get Report

,

Finisar

(FNSR) - Get Report

and

Saks

(SKS)

.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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