Forget 'investing' in collectibles. That's the takeaway from the story of how one family blew $100,000 on the little plush toys.
So far, the eBay auction, which is looking for $5 million, hasn't gotten any offers from major collectors or museums.
The e-commerce colossus finds another way to make money.
Its sellers are hoping the original copy, 1 of 4 known to exist, will fetch $5 million on eBay.
A decent report on jobless claims and gains for IBM and financial stocks fuel the rally. Big tech stocks pull back. Microsoft and Google earnings disappoint.
Stocks are were higher, with both the Dow and S&P 500 setting new records following earnings reports from 5 of the Dow's 30 members.
Cabot Oil & Gas is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Merck is downgraded to 'market perform.'
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These companies won't soar like other plays in the sector, but they make for great income sources.
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