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5 Ways You May Be Overpaying for Health Insurance

At many companies this is open-enrollment season -- your one chance a year to make changes to your health insurance. The easiest thing to do is just pick the same plan and coverage options you did last year. But often, that can be a big mistake.

The Danger of Investing in Takeover Targets

The case of International Paper's hostile offer for forest products company Temple-Inland is a lesson in why you shouldn't just jump on a hot takeover stock. IP offered Temple 45% more than its market value, and got shot down. Investors who hoped to cash in are likely to be stuck with loses.

Insurance Riders: When to Say Yes to Extra Protection

Ordinary insurance policies cover the basics -- but what if you want more? The industry will happily take more of your money to give you the added piece of mind that a rider can provide. The question is, when are riders worth it?

The Three Key Ways LinkedIn Makes Money

Trefis currently has a $30 price estimate for LinkedIn stock -- about a third of the market price. Why the disparity? Take a look at the prospects for the three businesses that bring in the vast majority of LinkedIn's revenue, and the answer becomes clear.

Borders' Bid for B&N Will Go Nowhere Fast

When Barnes & Noble announced it was looking for a buyer, we entertained the fanciful notion that its smaller rival, struggling book retailer Borders, might put in a bid. As absurd as the idea was, that buyout offer has been made. Here's why it has virtually no chance of succeeding.

Verizon Wireless 4G Network Details to Be Revealed

Waiting for the nitty-gritty details about Verizon Wireless' long-awaited 4G network? Step back here after noon Wednesday, when company executives plan to dish out some new information on their plans for the major high-speed upgrade.

Attachmate Buys Software Firm Novell for $2.2 Billion

Software and computing services company Novell will sell itself to Attachmate for about $2.2 billion. The $6.10 per share price represents a premium of 28% to Novell's closing price on March 2, a day prior to the public disclosure of Elliott Associates' proposal to acquire Novell for $5.75 per share.