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AmEx 'Black': The World's Most Exclusive Charge Card

American Express's fabled "Black Card," -- the Centurion Card -- is reserved for the world's wealthiest and most elite. Just what does take to get this highest of high-end accounts, and what benefits does it offer the uber-rich? The lucky few don't talk much about it, but DailyFinance has some details.

Daily Blogwatch: Is Google a Monopoly?

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts evaluating how consumers spend their money, whether Google could be considered a monopoly and the debate about the Fed's policy on quantitative easing.

Daily Blogwatch: Are Banks Lending Again?

Among Thursday's top online stories for investors: How Apple brought Verizon and AT&T to their knees; Will hedge funds assets triple over the next few years? And, are banks finally starting to lend?

Nolan Ryan Beats Out Mark Cuban, Wins Texas Rangers

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan holds the Major League Baseball record for career strikeouts, with 5,714. But he may have made his best pitch yet early Thursday morning when his group threw out a $385 million cash offer for the Texas Rangers and beat out techie and Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban.

Billionaire Brothers Charged With $550 Million Fraud

Billionaire brothers Samuel and Charles Wyly were charged Thursday by the SEC with orchestrating a 13-year-long securities fraud that reaped them $550 million in undisclosed gains that were hidden in a series of transactions in offshore tax havens.

Fraud Files: Mark Cuban Fights Charges from the SEC

In 2008, the SEC filed insider trading charges against Mark Cuban for selling 600,000 shares of Mamma.com stock. Cuban fought these charges hard from the beginning, saying that he never agreed to keep any information about Mamma.com confidential. Therefore, Cuban contended, his sale of stock wasn't insider trading. He wasn't an insider.

Ayn Rand, Thomas Malthus, and the Cost of Bad Ideas

The philosophical ideas of three writers, taken to illogical extremes, have wreaked havoc on the world's economy. Here, a look at the danger of embracing the wisdom of James Surowiecki, Thomas Malthus, and Ayn Rand.