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Another governor under investigation

RALEIGH — It was a week before the election, and Tom Fetzer had called another news conference to lob grenades at Democrats. “I predict that she (Gov. Beverly Perdue) won’t run for re-election,” the chairman of the state Republican Party ...

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Head vs. heart vs. logic vs. emotion

Sales are made emotionally and justified logically. Some people are heart-strong. Some people are headstrong. And most people, especially salespeople, don’t understand that the heart is a filter to a decision. They — not you, of course — think most ...

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Fly past United Continental stock

Dear Mr. Berko: What are your thoughts on buying shares of the new airline called United Continental? I’ve lost money on both in the past, but perhaps this is a good time to buy the merged airline. I’d invest $7,500 ...

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Buy 1,000 shares but be on guard

Dear Mr. Berko: How do companies like Annaly Capital Management pay a dividend of 15.5 percent when mortgages are yielding 5 percent? Would you recommend that I buy 1,000 shares? I can afford moderate risks if you think Annaly isn’t ...

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