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  • The 6 best World Cup ads

    By Ben Brody

    Sure, companies unleash a lot of money -- and creativity (sometimes) -- for Super Bowl ads. But it's World Cup spots that get the eyeballs, at least on the web. Since April, viewers spent 1.2 billion minutes on YouTube watching World Cup ads, according to the video-sharing service. That's about four times what they spent viewing Super Bowl ads this year. What's everyone watching? These:

    1. "Winner Stays," Nike

    With nearly 82 million MORE

    Jun 25, 2014 8:11 AM 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
  • Just 27% of investors bother to vote

    If retail investors received a "participation" grade, they'd definitely be flunking.

    A key benefit of owning shares in a company -- besides the gains or losses as the stock moves -- is the ability to vote in corporate elections. Shareholders get a voice in many key decisions, including the approval of members on the company's board of directors.

    It's a lot of power, but average Joe's who own stock rarely bother to exercise MORE

    - Jun 12, 2014 8:30 AM 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
  • Want to make a lot of money? Be a bank CEO

    In 2013, it paid to be the boss of a bank.

    The CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, received $19.3 million last year. That includes base pay, bonus, stock options and long-term incentive awards if Stumpf hits his targets.

    Stumpf won the highest paid bank CEO prize, according to a study of regulatory filings by SNL Financial, but you don't have to be the head of a mega-size financial group to rake MORE

    - Jun 10, 2014 12:13 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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