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  • Happy Birthday, USA! Have a hot dog (or 70)

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Fireworks may be the ultimate Independence Day tradition. But thanks in large part to ESPN, Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest has quickly become a fun way to celebrate America's birthday as MORE

    - Jul 3, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Facebook is 'evil.' Wall Street approves

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    If you type the phrase "Facebook is evil" into Google, you get about 249 million results. Interestingly, "the devil is evil" only yields 58.7 million results. And you only wind up with 17.9 million hits MORE

    - Jul 1, 2014 1:00 PM ET
  • Excited for iPhone 6? Check out this stock

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    When a stock goes up 188% in a year, many investors probably wish they had bought it. They also probably think it's too late to get in after such a huge surge.

    But what should investors MORE

    - Jun 26, 2014 12:59 PM ET
  • U.S. companies should pay U.S. taxes

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Dear AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez,

    I am a shareholder of your company. I am pretty happy with how the stock has done since it was spun-off from Abbott Laboratories (ABT) last year. (I own that too.) MORE

    - Jun 24, 2014 1:04 PM ET
  • Amazon stock: Look out below?

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Amazon was the anti-Apple ... for one day at least. Amazon unveiled a new product on Wednesday that wasn't a surprise to anybody, and the stock went up!

    But Amazon gave up much of those gains MORE

    - Jun 19, 2014 1:53 PM ET
  • T-Mobile CEO blasts AT&T and Amazon on Twitter

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Tell us how you really feel about AT&T, John Legere.

    The enigmatic T-Mobile (TMUS) CEO, whose Twitter profile picture makes him look more like an 80s hair metal icon than a corporate suit, has often had MORE

    - Jun 17, 2014 3:38 PM ET
  • BlackBerry running out of lives

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Does BlackBerry have more lives than a cat?

    Every time the company's stock hurtles from a stunningly great height, it somehow seems -- in cat-like fashion -- to land on its feet.

    (Rumor has it that the MORE

    - Jun 17, 2014 12:52 PM ET
  • The most important stock in the Dow is ...

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Stocks have pulled back a bit from their all-time highs lately.  It makes sense. The bull needs a rest. He needs to nap every now and then.

    But there is one reason why I think that MORE

    - Jun 12, 2014 1:18 PM ET
  • No profits? No problem for biotechs!

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Earnings are supposed to matter. But that little bit of Investing 101 may need to be thrown out of the window when it comes to biotech stocks.

    The biotech sector has staged a remarkable comeback from MORE

    - Jun 10, 2014 1:19 PM ET
  • Uber is worth more than Barbie

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    That's one expensive cab ride! Uber disclosed Friday that it had raised $1.2 billion from investors. The latest round of financing values the company at a whopping $18.2 billion.

    To put that in perspective, Uber -- MORE

    - Jun 6, 2014 2:34 PM ET
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Paul Lamonica
Paul R. La Monica
Assistant Managing Editor, CNNMoney

Paul R. La Monica is an assistant managing editor at CNNMoney. He is the author of the site's daily column, The Buzz, and also tweets throughout the day about the markets and economy @LaMonicaBuzz. La Monica also oversees the site's economic, markets and technology coverage.

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