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Tuesday's Daily Blog Watch

Hailing TAXI, and are scandals good for investors?

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

Got milk? Because of concerns about childhood obesity, yogurt is becoming a staple snack in school lunches because of recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. Here is our specially crafted

Milk Index

of stocks that could benefit.

Ballmer finally admits weakness: The No. 1 mistake


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has made was being

late to the game on online advertising



System Trades of the Day

include trades triggering this morning on

Research in Motion






Also, because it's the first day of the money, we now have the

Takeover Targets

for this month. These are stocks with low P/E ratios that have triggered our system, which has greatly outperformed the market over the past seven years.

I've written in the past about

Medallion Financial


as an economy-neutral way to play the market. I'm glad to see that

Quant Investor agrees


Notable Calls has the latest analyst analysis of


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and how

its share of the PC market is shaping up


Even though it was a down day yesterday, there will still several stocks that were

breaking out on unusual volume

, including a recent

vector vest


Rochester Medical



Value Investor Insight gives the

TheStreet Recommends

bull case

for Cramer favorite

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce

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I love the blog Startup Review, and often referred to it as we were building This weekend it had a great case study of

social news site Reddit

, which was acquired recently by Conde Nast.



and Apple have both been in scandal territory recently. 24/7 Wall St. hypothesizes that this

could be a good thing


GigaOm gives the ultimate

breakdown and analysis

on the



deal with online ad company Right Media.

I love


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, the company. When I think about Google, it's almost like the same hormones are triggered as when I fall in love. So I like this interview

with the official culture czar at Google


Stock Market Beat notes that

Radio Shack


is unstoppable


I can't believe it, but it's true.


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is finally growing again


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.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs several quantitative-based hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge funds. He is also the author of

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Trade Like Warren Buffett

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