Welcome to Forbes for November 18th, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story: “Want to Buy Big Companies Cheaply? Look for a Stock Like Meryl Streep” -- Mutual fund star William Smead bets on recognizable brands. His 531-million-dollar Smead Value Fund has returned 20% on average over the past five years, compared with a 16% return for the S&P 500.
Also, “Pandora Plays Nice As Apple's iTunes Radio Spins Up” -- In eight years Pandora has moved to the top of the Internet radio charts, with 71 million monthly active users. Now, they’re facing what may be their biggest existential threat: Apple’s new iTunes Radio. The fight is definitely under way.
We'll also tell you “How to Turn Your Holiday Gig into a Permanent Job” -- 49% of U-S employers who are hiring seasonal workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent staff – up ten percentage points over last year.
Then, “Space-Age Baby Gear, 4Moms” -- With its state-of-the-art infant products targeted to new parents, 4Moms has doubled sales in each of the last four years and should close out 2013 grossing 45% to 50% on revenue of $30 million.
Next, “Bigger Than Craisins: Can a Third Way to Sell Cranberries Keep Ocean Spray Fresh?” Ocean Spray has a Yankee knack for squeezing new dollars out of the same old cranberries. Can CEO Randy Papadellis do it again?
Followed by, “Nice Trick for Gold Traders” -- Smarting from a gold buy? Be clever with your capital loss deduction.
And in our final story, “The ESPN of Video Games” -- Twitch has big-league audiences watching e-Sports online. They've got big advertisers' attention, too.
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