Mighty Oaks From Smart Stock Picks Grow

The tech-heavy Oaks are flourishing in stormy 2000

Akron could never be mistaken for Silicon Valley. Most of the engineers in this leafy Ohio city make tires--Firestone and Goodyear (GT)--not semiconductors. So what are two of the hottest tech investors in America doing in a place nicknamed the Rubber City? An extraordinary job.

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