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5 Reasons To Dump Cisco Stock

Cisco Systems, the $48 billion (12 months revenues) network equipment maker in which I have no financial interest, has been dead money since it peaked at $82 in March 2000. While he drove the stock’s phenomenal rise during the 1990s, I am a little surprised that the 65-year-old John Chambers has …

Paul Ryan's Obsolete Thinking About Poverty

It's not the 1990s anymore. Any real proposal has to deal with a post-recession world where personal responsibility isn't enough to get Americans on their feet.<p>Among the most attractive virtues of the new Paul Ryan anti-poverty discussion paper is its modesty. The paper does not claim to be the …

Why Benjamin Netanyahu Should Be Very, Very Worried

Chris Wal­lace of <i>Fox News Sunday</i> asked Ben­jamin Net­an­yahu wheth­er he was wor­ried about “a third in­ti­fada.” The Is­raeli prime min­is­ter …

US Says Russia Tested Illegal Cruise Missile

The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km (310 to 3,400 miles).<p>Senior American officials told The New York Times that Russia tested a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile.<p>"The United States has determined …

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Willie Brown aide too sharp to be caught in FBI sting

<b>(07-28) 09:15 PDT SAN FRANCISCO</b> -- The revelation in the Matier and Ross column that the FBI sting operation made $20,ooo in phony contributions to Ed Lee's 2011 mayoral campaign hit close to home.<p>They did the same thing to me when I was Assembly speaker.<p>In my case, an undercover FBI agent …

AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

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How the Lego company found success in the digital age — by going back to basics

Legos, the popular children's toy and global business super power, has humble beginnings that belie its modern day reach around the globe.<p>The company started when a failed carpenter, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, who couldn’t get enough wood to make furniture, started using scraps of wood to make toys, …

Wall Street Takes Amazon and Pandora Out to the Woodshed

Amazon.com and Pandora Media learn the hard way that potential profits just won't cut it anymore in this market.<p><i>Updated 7/25/14 4:15 pm</i><p>Investors sent …

Apple-IBM partnership: Microsoft today, Google tomorrow

The last time IBM and Apple teamed up was in the early 1990s to advance a rival to Intel chips. That partnership ultimately fell flat. But this month's announcement of a renewed IBM-Apple relationship is already looking better-- even if just on paper.<p>Under the deal, Apple, which has relatively low …