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The big jump in prices for small company stocks means investors are paying more per share for each $1 in earnings produced by the companies, an indication that the stocks are more expensive.
"The valuations of small-cap stocks as a group are honestly ridiculous right now," says Adam Strauss, portfolio manager at the Appleseed fund (APPLX).
Small-cap stocks generally have market values of less than $5 billion (for comparison, Apple is worth about $512 billion), and they include everything from small oil producers to household brand names.
The global economic recovery is weak, with Europe's unemployment rate close to a record high and emerging markets struggling to cope with slower growth.
"If you look at large-cap, mega-cap companies, they are heavily tied to global GDP," says Robert Lanphier, portfolio manager at William Blair's Small-Mid Cap Growth fund (WSMNX), which has a four-star rating from Morningstar.
 if the tepid global economy pushes big companies to start making acquisitions to drive growth -- and they have a record amount of cash with which to do so -- small-cap stocks will often be the beneficiaries, Lanphier says.
Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a "silver car" rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash. EDITOR'S NOTE _ Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that will have on society.