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Longs and shorts: Dial-up internet, food and the key to global logistics

Stocks ended mixed Wednesday with most broad-market indices closing higher, while the NADSAQ lost 0.32%. The S&P 500 gained 0.56%, while the Dow added 0.72%.

Here are some of our favorite long articles and tweets from today.


“As always, almost all of AOL’s (AOL) profits come from its sales of dial-up Internet access and other money generated by its “membership” business.”


Why doesn't anyone take out a loan to buy a 30-year supply of food?


What's more important to global shipping than boats, planes, trucks or trains?


Business Insider has a list of ten things wrong with the way we pay for things.

Bobby Raines

Bobby Raines is the Managing Editor of the Market Intelligence Center. He has degrees in Mass Communications and History from Emory & Henry College. Bobby worked at a mid-sized daily newspaper before making a switch to covering the financial industry full time in the years leading up to the financial crisis. He has been a member of the Fresh Brewed Media team since 2011 and has served as a writer and analyst. You can write to him at braines@marketintelligencecenter.com or follow him on Twitter: @BRatMICenter.