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In the U.S., when the topic of clean energy comes up, we like to debate concepts like climate change or global warming, turning it into a political debate more than a strategic one. Subsidies to industries such as wind or solar, no matter how small, take criticism from politicians and the media while the government continues to subsidizes oil, gas, coal, and nuclear production to the tune of billions of dollars each year. We neglect to account for externalities such as the cost of war ships keeping the Suez Canal open when Iran threatens to close it, oil spills inland and offshore, the wars in Iraq, and the limited liability given to the operators’ nuclear plants. If Fukishima happened here, it would be no problem for U.S. companies — Uncle Sam would pick up the tab. In China, the energy debate is very different. When China sees its imports of … Continue reading

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It’s been an exciting year so far for biotech acquisitions:Perrigomade a surprising move for Elan, AstraZeneca has been boosting its pipeline with a series of purchases, and Amgen’s recent buyout of oncology specialistOnyxrevived investor enthusiasm in the second biggest biotech company in the world. And it doesn’t look like this trend is going to stop any time soon. At the end of last week, a Bloomberg article revealed that Shire (NASDAQ: SHPG  ) and pharmaceutical giant Sanofi (NYSE: SNY  ) may be circling ViroPharma (NASDAQ: VPHM  ) . The the following video, from The Motley Fool’s health care show Market Checkup, analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso take a close look at ViroPharma and discuss the recent interest in this small biotech company. Stocks for a Longer Time HorizonIt’s no secret that biotech stocks have been soaring recently, but the best investment strategy is to pick great companies and stick with them for … Continue reading

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There are many countries across the globe that utilize natural gas as transportation fuel. Argentina and Iran are among the world leaders. It is a trend that hasn’t really picked up in the U.S. — until now. Natural gas is too cheap and too useful to ignore, and it is making inroads in the world of long-distance trucking. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy talks about the efforts of UPS (NYSE: UPS  ) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  ) to take advantage of this growing movement. The movement toward alternative energy is gaining momentum. One potential opportunity in this field is Clean Energy Fuels, which focuses its natural gas efforts primarily on trucking and fleets. It’s poised to make a big impact on an essential industry. Learn everything you need to know about Clean Energy Fuels in The Motley Fool’s premium research report on the company. Just click here now to claim … Continue reading

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The following video is from Thursday’s Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill, and analysts Jason Moser and Isaac Pino dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day. J.M. Smucker’s (NYSE: SJM  ) fourth-quarter profit rose 25%, but overall revenue was down, and so was the stock. Costco’s (NASDAQ: COST  ) same-store sales rose 5% in May. Shares of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST  ) fell after the company announced a secondary stock offering. And Vera Bradley’s (NASDAQ: VRA  ) first-quarter profits fell 27%. In this installment of Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Isaac Pino discuss four stocks making big moves. Costco’s low prices haven’t just benefited customers — shareholders have walloped the market, returning 11,000% over the past two decades. However, with prices near all-time highs, is the ride over for Costco investors? To answer that and more, The Motley Fool’s compiled a premium research report with in-depth analysis on Costco.Simply … Continue reading

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The Wall Street crowd is starting to get the picture.   On the cover of the most recent issue of Fortune magazine: "The Death of Cash," an article examining an impending transition that I've been telling you about for some time.   The article examines some large companies as the drivers in this new technological push, which hinges largely on the continued adoption of portable devices that can be used to complete financial transactions. Its winners are Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) because of its Google Wallet initiative, which I was among the first to cover; eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) PayPal; Visa (NYSE: V); MasterCard (NYSE: MA); Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB).   Those are great companies that will lead the trend. But while everyone else is looking at the obvious "winners," it will take some time for this macro trend to move the needle for companies as big as these. … Continue reading