Bearish on Media? Think Green

Google (GOOG – $312.08) stock has lost over 40 percent since July. In the last earnings call, the search engine company’s management expressed optimism on coming advertising revenue, but that message did not support the stock price. Not even its partnership with NBC Universal helped to convince investors.

The Real Victor in Iraq: Monsanto

Five years of occupation, more than $558 billion spent, 4,182 U.S. soldiers and 655,000 Iraqi civilians dead, and it now looks like Monsanto (NYSE.MON – $71.95) is going to be the real victor in Iraq thanks to a postwar document known as Order 81.