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October 16, 2006

Barrons' Weekend Headlines Summary October 16, 2006

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 10/16/2006 02:24:00 AM
COVER STORY
Private Party
Barron's annual ranking of the top 40 private banks finds this club
getting more creative about luring ultra-rich clients.


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BARRON'S FEATURE
Staying Healthy
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ) gains an edge over its competitors by adding Pfizer, Inc. 's (NYSE PFE) consumer health-care brands to its medicine chest of storied names.
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BARRON'S FEATURE
Liquid Assets
The floodgates of global water spending are open and Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE WTR),
Pentair, Inc. (NYSE PTR) and Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE WTS) are well-positioned to rise with the tide -- and possibly become takeover targets.

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BARRON'S INTERVIEW
Feeling Low on Energy
Charles Maxwell, a top energy analyst, says oil production is tightening -- around producers' necks. Why to buy Canadian.

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UP & DOWN WALL STREET
Parvenu Predators
Are private-equity funds headed for a fall? Uncle Sam's odd numbers.

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THE TRADER
Pros Chase the Rally
As Dow approaches 12,000, big investors want 'in' to index-heavy stocks.

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COMMODITIES CORNER
How Much Wood?
U.S., Canada launch lumber pact, but rally won't last without production cuts.

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TECH TRADER
Beam Me Up, Cisco
Cisco System Inc.'s (Nasdaq CSCO) soon-to-be-released videoconferencing system looks even better up close. Watch out, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq PLCM).

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