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  • Hey folks--here's our update of the latest stats and figures. Remember--this Monday, the 7th at 9:30 am EST is the last time anyone can register for the contest. So tell your friends if they want to get in and you can get some Bonus Bucks. We'll start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Gas prices have surged over the past month. How much have gas prices increased over the past month? Your selection of answer is: $0.37 or $0.10 or $0.50 or $0.30.

  • Here's our latest contest "stock report." It was a good day, bad day as you can see from the best and worst performers--due to earnings. That's obviously going to be the case with every stock--which way the earnings will push the price--and your contest portfolio if you own them. A couple of new names on most active (GMST, AGII) while most widely held remain the same. Here ya go.

  • We’re very much used to multitasking and dealing with distractions here at the Breaking News desk, but it can be quite trying when a simple thing like a market milestone becomes a major issue. Our producers expressed the desire to have a special alert ready to go if and when the S&P 500 crossed the 1500 mark. ... Unfortunately, the index refused to cooperate, hitting your classic resistance point at 1500. Also: There’s a great scene in the Woody Allen movie, “Annie Hall"...

  • Hey folks. Here's our re-cap of the day. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Here we go. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23.

  • Here's a look at the stocks making contest "news." Earnings helped the best performers while M&A talks took their toll on the worst performers--as you'll see below. Charter appears on the most widely held list as well as taking its usual spot on the most actives. If there's a lesson here folks--it's earnings--which can boost a stock for big gains--but can also hurt. The guessing "game" as always, is to figure out which way they will go.

  • Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks and the trivia questions. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The Royal Bank of Australia has decided to keep interest rates on hold at what percent? Your selection of answers is: 6.0% or 6.25% or 5.25% or 5.75%.

  • Here's our latest contest "stock report." Dow Jones certainly proved a big winner with the unsolicited takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch. But DJ wasn't the only stock benefiting from M&A talk--as you can see. Meanwhile, earnings took their toll on the worst performers. There's a couple of new names (MOVE, ENTG) on the most active list--while the widely helds remained the same.

  • Here's our re-cap for the day--with the leaderboard/s, most active and widely held, and our trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Today supermodel Kate Moss unveiled a new collection of clothing. At what major British retailer will the line be sold? Your selection of answers is: Wal-Mart or Harrod's or Marks & Spencer or Topshop.

  • Hey everyone. Here's a look at what the contest stocks are doing. We've added number of shares for the most active. Speaking of the most active, three names make an appearance for the first time--Qwest, Nam Tia Electronics and Vishay Intertechnology. But FMT and BQI are knocked out of the most active. The widely held remain the same. Two "bigger" companies...Chiquita and Wrigley...appear on the list of biggest gainers.

  • Here's our re-cap for today. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks, week 8 winner and trivia questions. Here they are. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: As part of Delta's reorganization plan to emerge from bankruptcy, how many different types of planes will they fly? Your selection of answers is: 9 or 3 or 12 or 5.

  • It's official--we are a broken record--as we talk once again about earnings when it comes to  contest stocks. Earnings affected the best performers as well as the worst, showing how dominate those numbers can be when it comes to stock performance. And the hope of good earnings today put a new name on the most active list. (see below). Here ya go:

  • Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Also, there's the current weekly leader (again, not declaring a winner). We start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Currently, how many $1 Million homes are there on the market in Rockville, MD? Your selection of answers is: 38 or 18 or 24 or 32 And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: AT&T's CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. is set to retire. His pension plan will be worth more than how much?

  • At the risk of repeating myself, which I am, it's earnings once again that's dominating the results of the contest stocks. It certainly makes sense, seeing as this is earnings season. And those playing the "earnings game" are seeing the benefits, (current contest leader Greyson Masters) if they picked right (VDSI). Of course, earnings can be a "downer" as owners of SMMX and ISLN found out. Here ya go.

  • Here's our latest contest stock report. Once again, earnings--good and bad--are playing apart in what's making you "money" or not. If you had Amazon, you saw the good, while owners of Travelzoo saw the bad--and ugly, from earnings. Also, there's a new name on the most active list--as a results of earnings--Sun Microsystems. Here ya go with the details:

  • Here's our look back at today's facts and figures from the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks as well as the trivia questions. It's also, all on video at the bottom  of this post. We'll start with the trivia. Here they are. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The U.K's GDP came in higher than expected for the January-March period. How much did it rise? Your selection of answers is: 0.7% or 1.8% or 0.5% or 1.2%.

  • Here's our contest "stock report" on what you're buying and selling and well with. Best and worst performers are being doming by earnings news. And Vonage got quite a boost yesterday, from the news of a court ruling in it's favor--in it's attempt to sign up new customers while it fights a patent suit from Verizon. We reported that in the blog yesterday. So Vonage ended up in best performer, most active and widely held--a trifecta for sure.

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  • Internet phone company Vonage Holdings said a federal appeals court issued a permanent stay of a previous court's injunction that would have barred it from signing up new customers.

  • Here's our re-cap of today with the leaderboard, most active and widely held as well as the trivia questions. (we have video of all this below). The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the Alix Partners brand survey, which company was voted the least trusted brand in America? Your selection of answers is: Microsoft or Kraft or Ford or Sony.

  • Hey folks. Since Vonage is in the contest lists of both most active and widely held stocks, here's some news about the telecom company you might find interesting. Vonage can now sign up new customers after a court ruled today, against an injunction that prevented Vonage from doing just that. The injunction stemmed from a patent case with Verizon.