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Fantasy Football and Investing: How to Win

There are now tens of millions of fantasy football players, hoping that dissecting the latest details on Peyton Manning's neck or the quarterback situation in Jacksonville will give them an edge over other friends in their leagues. Sounds a lot like investing, doesn't it?

After Motorola: Buy Baidu, Sell Google

Monday morning's news that Google purchased Motorola Mobility has not gone over so well with investors. And while there's no question that Google is one of the best tech stocks around, it's far from the only one. Consider a search site that poised for big growth: China's Baidu.

Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Finds Shares Soaring

The name of Chinese-language search engine Baidu means "100-times," it's living up to it, turning in a 137% stock increase for the year. It's trading at its 52-week high, mainly on positive reports about the Chinese economy, and negative ones about rival Google's troubles with the government in Beijing.