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The Richest Person In Each U.S. State

By Joshua Berlinger The research firm Wealth-X recently released a report listing the richest person in each U.S. state. This new rich list shows...

Daily Blogwatch: Reasons for Stock Market Optimism

Among today's top online stories for investors: Can you ethically invest in unethical companies? Should you invest in dividend stocks for the long term? And will Twitter raise another $200 million?

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen to Give Away Most of Fortune

Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen plans to give away most of his $13.5 billion fortune. In a statement, Allen said that his "philanthropic efforts will continue after my lifetime" Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. He left the company in 1983 and became an investor in a range of industries including media and cable.