Core Laboratories was an exciting year for investors in the United States. With 2013 nearly over, the broad market is up more than 25%. One would be silly to be upset over simply owning an index fund, but missing out on the returns from Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) definitely has many investors kicking themselves. Tune in to the following video for more details on what makes this company so great. 

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