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Two mutual funds have been started for the blue states, which might be worth looking at if the Dems win back the House today: the

Blue SmallCap Fund

and the

Blue LargeCap Fund

.

Analyst extraordinaire Hilary Kramer

loves driving

her

BMW

.

Information Arbitrage tries to find stock plays via

three methods

: patents, spinoffs and activism.

TradingMarkets' Playboy 2006 stockpicking contest has been destroying the market. First place contestant Courtney Culkin (Miss April 2005) is up 41% YTD. Here are the

top picks

for the top three contestants.

Ticker Sense takes a final look at the

election futures

at TradeSports and the Iowa Futures Market.

Street Insider points out some

insider buying

at

Ruth's Chris

(RUTH) - Get Report

.

Special Situations spots an interesting situation

developing

at

Duke Energy

(DUK) - Get Report

.

Seeking Alpha takes a look at just how badly

Overstock

(OSTK) - Get Report

was

hammered

this quarter.

Paid Content points out that gaming is

driving earnings

at

RealNetworks

(RNWK) - Get Report

.

One Guy's Investments breaks down the call on

homeland security stock

American Science and Engineering, Inc.

(ASEI)

.

Fat Pitch Financials believes

Western Union

(WU) - Get Report

is

a buy

here. For other stocks that FPF thinks are fat pitches,

click here

.

Part of what has made

Berkshire Hathaway

( BRKA) such a great investment is

the culture

.

Kazakhstan:

Borat vs. reality

.

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and

Trade Like Warren Buffett

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