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Markel (MKL) Another Berkshire Hathaway Replica

Markel has seen tremendous growth throughout the years by copying the business structure of Berkshire Hathaway. They have a huge insurance arm that nearly doubled in size in 2013 with the purchase of Alterra. 304 more words

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TSX advances amid positive earnings, U.S. consumer confidence data

Positive earnings news and data showing improved consumer confidence in the U.S. helped push the Toronto stock market higher Tuesday.

The S&P/TSX composite index rose 42.86 points to 15,488.08. 476 more words

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BlackBerry Ltd buying Germany's Secusmart to stake ground in battle for government contracts

BlackBerry Ltd. is acquiring Secusmart, a German maker of encryption technology in a bid to further position the Waterloo, Ont.-handset maker as a secure solution for enterprise clients such as governments. 386 more words

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Analyst Sees Strong Earnings From Twitter, Yelp, LinkedIn

With more than half of the S&P 500 companies second-quarter earnings now on the books, the stock market begins the sprint toward the end of earnings season and the dog days of August. 606 more words

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The Sacrifices and Rewards of Gaining Financial Independence

Maybe financial independence isn’t for you.  If you aren’t willing to limit your home purchase price to what you can afford with a 15-year fixed rate loan, you aren’t ready.  1,113 more words

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Top Large Cap Stocks That Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers Are Selling Now

As the market grinds slowly ever higher, leadership in stocks is taking a turn. Sectors like technology and energy are strong outperformers this year versus last year. 760 more words

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What you need to know before markets open

NEW YORK — U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following better-than-expected results from companies such as Pfizer and Merck and ahead of data on home prices and consumer sentiment. 322 more words

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