Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In Deficit Dilemma, Pain Looms for Middle Class

The national deficit is too great for entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare to escape unharmed. That means an impact is looming on many Middle Class Americans who may not be expecting it. WSJ’s Neil Hickey reports. July 12, 2011

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14 of the Dumbest Identity Thieves

With today's technology, crime can sometimes be complicated. Forget the old ?club-a-guy-over-the-head-for-his-wallet? crime. Assuming you steal a guy's I.D., your greatest weapon against him will probably be a computer. Here are 15... Read more

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Monday, July 18, 2011

3 Stocks With Rising Dividends and Impressive Dividend Trends Targeted by Institutions

Kapitall submits:

If you are considering sources of dividend income, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. The company?s payout ratio (dividend per share/earnings per share) should be sustainably low, while cash flow should be healthy enough to continue paying the dividend. The dividend yield should be sustainably low as well.

We ran a screen on dividend stocks for those that have seen rising dividends per share while also seeing decreases in the payout ratio. Only dividend yields below 7% and payout ratios below 35% were included.

We also screened for increases in operating cash flow/revenue, comparing the trailing-twelve-month ratio to the three-year average. Finally, we screened for those stocks that have also been seeing significant net institutional buying over the current quarter.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

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Sean Egan on Credit Constraints

Insight on the credit situations in Europe and the U.S., with Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company and Alison Deans, former Neuberger Berman CIO Monday, 18 July 2011 8:22 AM ET

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Blog Post: G�nate una Tablet o un Kinect en Campus Party M�xico


�Quieres ganarte una Tablet/Slate o un Kinect en Campus Party M�xico 2011? Los requisitos son los siguientes:

1. Debes tener descargadas e instaladas las siguientes herramientas en tu PC:

WebMatrix: http://bit.ly/WebMatrixMX
AzureSDK: http://bit.ly/AzureMx
WindowsPhoneSDK: http://bit.ly/WP7Mx

2. Busca o contacta por Twitter a un Microsoft Student Partner en el �rea de Desarrollo de Software justo enfrente del logo de Microsoft (en la barra de conexiones) ? Ellos revisaran tu laptop con las herramientas, te dar�n un regalo y te registraran para la rifa de una Tablet y un Kinect.


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3. El d�a Viernes a las 12:00 PM en el �rea de Desarrollo de Software, daremos a conocer a los ganadores.

�Mucha Suerte!

Los Premios:

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Blog Post: Free Silverlight: HTML 5

If you are doing Silverlight you are likely thinking about HTML 5, here is a great introduction from Dan Wahlin!


Lot?s of code that work and a great way to show off your skills as a programmer.

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Market Capitalization (NYSE + Nasdaq) as %GDP

I always find these charts instructive in terms of where we are over the longer cycle in terms of valuation relative to economic activity of the US. The two biggest changes post-1996 has been the increasing US exposure to overseas growth, and rates that started low went to ultra low. > Market Capitalization as % [...]

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