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For a new promotional campaign, Marlboro has decided to combine two of the most addictive substances known to mankind: nicotine and iPhones. Sounds healthy. [Via The BuzzBrewery ]

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South Dakota calls for bulldozers to aid in flood fight

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – South Dakota appealed for bulldozers and operators and called up 200 more National Guard troops on Sunday in a race to finish levees before heavy Missouri River flows reach the capital, officials said.

Memorial Day had its beginnings in Civil War

Birmingham, Ala (Reuters) — Bands will play, soldiers will march and wreaths will be laid on Monday as America commemorates the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Obama vows national response to Missouri tornado

JOPLIN, Missouri (Reuters) – President Barack Obama promised victims of the deadliest U.S. tornado in 65 years that the federal government would help them rebuild, saying on Sunday it was a national tragedy.

Former Texas Governor Bill Clements dies at 94

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Texas Governor Bill Clements, who was the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he took office in 1979, has died at the age of 94.

Obama promises long-term help for Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Sunday afternoon the tornado that hit this city of 50,000 people a week ago was a national tragedy that will require a national and long-term response.

6 Hated, Undervalued Large Caps to Buy and Hold

Nicholas Southwick Levis submits:

With the AAII sentiment survey coming in much more bearish than many expected, the time to snap up value stocks that have been thrown out with the index bathwater may be close at hand. The bearish sentiment is reaching levels that are consistent with solid opportunities on the long side,

Valuations, macro economics, technical analysis, and most of all the fact that the markets are below the 50 day moving averages likely mean that pain for equities is close at hand. But with everyone so bearish a shorter term bounce may come first to clear the oversold condition in the markets. In essence, I am a longer term bear when it comes to the stock market but am always looking for cheap stocks for my long book. Here are 6 hated stocks that could bounce significantly regardless of the direction of the overall markets.

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Lockheed’s cyber cops sift through hacker evidence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Last week’s attack on Lockheed Martin Corp’s computer networks has galvanized dozens of cyber “detectives” at the company’s cavernous security intelligence center outside Washington.