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This Week's Winners and Losers in Business

From a company that blew away analysts' expectations to a CEO misusing corporate jets, here's a rundown of this week's smartest moves and biggest blunders in the business world.

Secrets of Investors Who Keep Their Cool in Chaos

With all the ups and downs in the stock market in the last week, it's not surprising that some investors have panicked. But we've also found examples of investors who have kept calm. Here are some of their secrets.

Trefis Values LinkedIn at Just $30 a Share: Here's Why

Trefis put a value estimate of $30 a share on LinkedIn as it launched its IPO Thursday. Shares actually opened at $83, raced past $100, and closed at $94.25. Wondering why the Trefis estimate is so much lower? Let's re-examine the fundamentals, and how they arrived at that number.

High-Yielding Utilities Worth Your Time

Picking good long-term stocks is hard, but dividend payers often prove reliable. Starting with that point, Here are some possibilities for stocks that promising in the long term.

Beyond the Meal, Should You Buy P.F. Chang's Stock?

Asian food is growing in popularity, but casual dining is on a downward slide. Caught in the middle, chain restaurant P.F. Chang's could go either way. Here's a look at a stock that seems promising, but may be a bad bet.

Why We Sold Chinese Oil Stocks

Given rising oil costs and China's rising position as an oil consumer, betting against Chinese oil companies is a seriously contrarian move. Here's why it may also be the right way to go.

A Promising Stock Pick for Audacious Investors

Long disdained as overpriced, TravelZoo might be a promising investment for the brave at heart. Based on most indicators, the stock seems to have a bright future, and its Groupon-style business model suggests considerable growth potential.

Group Buying Companies: Time to Take Stock

When will Groupon and Living Social go public...and how have the sites already changed the way older companies do business? With high profit margins leading to steep valuation, it looks like the group coupon market is poised to explode!

Kodak: Not Picture-Perfect for Retirees

For investors who plan on retiring soon, Kodak may not be an ideal bet. With declines in the film-based photography market and questionable moves into digital, the photography giant faces tough times ahead.

Resurgent Ford Awards Top Two Execs $99 Million in Stock

Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Executive Chairman Bill Ford, have been awarded $56.5 million and $42.4 million in stock, respectively, in recognition for the company's stunning turnaround, which resulted in the automaker raking in $6.6 billion last year -- its best performance in more than a decade.

Smartphones Could Give a Boost to Verizon's Shares

Verizon says its smartphone penetration will increase from 26% in 2010 to 50% in 2011. That is a very aggressive target that should be good news for the stock. Investigate yourself how high the stock could go by clicking on the interactive chart inside the story.