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I simply couldn't take it anymore.
The aging washing machine that conveyed when I bought my house a few years back stalled mid-cycle once again, so down I went to the local big box store to check out a replacement.
Units of many sizes, shapes, capacities, and price-points were on display, but, in the end, I opted for a mid-range washer from Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR).
As an investor, I more »
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iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares fell sharply after a negative 1Q 2012 earnings report, as the company's net income for the quarter fell by more than 90 percent because iRobot sold fewer expensive Warrior robots to the Department of Defense. The military still bought iRobot's Firstlook robots, but these smaller robots don't offer iRobot the margins that its Warrior robots provide. Although this news is bad for the more »