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  • n. Plural form of highflier.


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  • Goods from cotton to zinc that were highfliers late last year have turned into laggards in recent weeks.

    Commodity Surprise: Some Are Now Heading Down

  • Goods from cotton to zinc that were highfliers last year have turned into laggards, with several turning in double-digit declines in futures markets.

    What's News—

  • Early in 2011, technology stocks were the highfliers, soaring 8.4% in the first six weeks of the year and fueling chatter about a new tech bubble amid sky-high valuations for privately held companies like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Investors Take Defensive Turn

  • Those on his side include his mother, Marina, his ex-wife, and his eldest son, Pavel, who lives in exile in the US – as well as ex-Yukos highfliers Leonid Nevzlin and Mikhail Brudno, both now hiding from Interpol in Tel Aviv.

    Khodorkovsky – the unexpected Berlin film festival hit

  • Other stocks that cratered in 2011 include former highfliers such as movie-rental company Netflix, down 63% on the year, and solar-module provider First Solar, off 63%.

    What Worked in 2011... and What Didn't

  • Smaller highfliers like OpenTable and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters are down some 28% and 7%, respectively.

    Fed-Fueled Momentum Can Quickly Fade

  • Facebook: The most anticipated of the social-media highfliers, Facebook is estimated to be worth $77.8 billion.

    Playing the IPO Boom

  • Here's a look at some highfliers and flame-outs of the past and present.

    Eight Deals Aim to Hit the Market

  • Track the performance of some notable initial public offerings—the highfliers and flame-outs—of past and present.

    For Zuckerberg, Riches up to $28 Billion

  • While the U.S. stock market fell just a fraction of that amount, luxury highfliers came under fire.

    Luxury's Falling Stars


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