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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

Microsoft

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has made was being

late to the game on online advertising

.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

include trades triggering this morning on

Research in Motion

(RIMM)

and

ValueClick

(VCLK)

.

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

(TAXI)

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

Apple

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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

favorite,

Rochester Medical

(ROCM)

.

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 Stockpickr.com. This weekend it had a great case study of

social news site Reddit

, which was acquired recently by Conde Nast.

Siemens

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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

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

deal with online ad company Right Media.

I love

Google

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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

(RSH)

is unstoppable

.

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

Verizon

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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 TheStreet.com 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

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

and

Trade Like Warren Buffett

. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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