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Friday's Daily Blog Watch

Running Adidas into the ground, and how to play new game platform releases.

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

About 170 million people are affected by hepatitis C, and no one has come up with a cure. I've put together the

Hepatitis C Index

of stocks that are close to developing one.

Battle of the heavyweights: ET Stock Ideas








Nice analysis by Value Discipline on how




killed its brand


Bankernotes looks at new economic powerhouse



Milton Friedman

, 1912-2006.

Micro-cap energy hedge fund Keyrock Energy has updated its portfolio with

three new picks

and analysis.

The Peridot Capitalist reminds us to look at



investment income

before judging.

Fun analysis: Ticker Sense looks at what happens to game-platform companies' stocks when their

new game stations

are released (for instance, what happens to



when a new Playstation comes out).

Focused portfolio and quality analysis of several

special situations stocks


Fly on the Wall constructs the

Trans Fatty Acids Index


The Stockmasters likes

Chinese ringtone company




CXO Advisory looks at various ways to

simulate hedge fund strategies


Crossing Wall Street wants to have an intervention with




stop it from buybacks


A bit of '70s TV trivia: I had a crush on the little sister, Kim Richards, in this 1979 precursor to Frasier, "

Hello Larry.

" Guess who her famous stepniece is.

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