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AOL Shares Up 100% in the Last Year

Who’d have thought? A year ago shares of AOL were trading at half of what they’re going for today.

Today’s jump, up more than 7 percent at last check, is due to a Barclays upgrade of the much maligned company from “equal weight” to “overweight.” AOL’s stock is up more than 100 percent in the last year: today trading at $38.90 vs. $19.19 a year ago today.

That’s just the latest good news for AOL stock. In late February, Evercore Partners raised its target price on AOL shares to $36, up from $34. Then earlier this month, analysts at JMP Securities gave it an “outperform” rating.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.