Mad Money Recap: Honeywell Still Bullish in China; Profiting from American Airlines Group (1/29/14)

Are the weaknesses in emerging markets big concerns in domestic stock trading? Mad Money with Jim Cramer puts this question into perspective now that the stock market is taking a big hit from the overseas slide. If you’re in for the long haul, you will have to take a little pain for the moment and wait until the market recovers. Today’s downward movement is no different. Cramer recalls several currency crises that whipped the market: Turkey (2 decades ago), Mexico in 1994, the Asian financial trouble and Russia in 1998. Thing is, the market rebounded tremendously after at least a…

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Judge Judy: $5,000 for Dog Bites (1/29/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $5,000 to Nancy Duker for dog bites. The dogs’ owner, Kerry Mack, claims that the dogs were provoked. The dogs had jumped out of the back seat of the car, through the window. The judge then returns a vampire costume back to its owner. She dismisses the part of the suit for expenses related to the recovery of the costume. I don’t see why dog owners bother to contest dog bites, when Judge Judy has favored the victims 5 out of the last 5 times at least. Kerry was inside the house when the attack happened….

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The Biggest Loser Second Chances Recap: Rachel, Bobby, David in Finals (1/28/14)

Jennifer and Chelsea are not The Biggest Losers. The 3 finalists are Rachel (2nd row in photo), who had predictably won the triathlon tonight, and red line survivors Bobby (right, back row) and David (in grey). Rachel wins a Ford hybrid car. The highlight of the episode was the contestants’ viewing of their old selves, where they talk about their issues and talk to their future new, improved versions. After David reviews the video of himself attaching a note to his dead wife to a balloon, he tears up and says, “A lot of healing in this journey”. It’s The Biggest Loser‘s…

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Judge Judy: $5,000 for Loans to Godson (1/28/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $5,000 to Nick Schuft, who had loaned money to his godson Skyler McDonald. Skyler has taken a restraining order for 2 years against Nick. Nick brings in his designer Keith Berwald as a witness to 2 loans. One loan was to pay for damages that Skyler had made to the apartment leased to his wife. The judge also awards $250 for plane tickets and dismisses the slander counterclaim. The most unusual thing about this case is that Nick is only 9 years older than Skyler. Door Company Owner Nick says that not only does Skyler not repay…

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Judge Judy: $477 for Drawer and Shed (1/27/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $477 to Landlord Amanda Emhof (left in photo) for the replacement of a missing drawer and removal of a shed. Judge Judy doesn’t award Amanda damages due to wear and tear, like the replacement of carpets, and repainting of walls. The judge dismisses the counterclaim for maintenance and cleaning that Tenant Chassey Sossaman (right) had done, because she and her family could have moved. Judge Judy also awards $2,700 to Jerry Eldred for his ex-girlfriend’s bail. Rental Home Damages After the judgment, the tenant’s husband Jesse Sossaman, says that the house was not cleaned after the previous…

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