9 cash-rich stocks to buy today

These financially solid businesses are sitting on thick cash cushions. Also: How to tell if a company has a healthy cash flow.

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Sep 12, 2012 3:04PM
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The slideshow format is really inconvenient. What is wrong with paragraphs?
Oct 1, 2012 2:27PM
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Bernanke  and  King  Both  need  to go,  Until  they  do  go,  there  will  be  NO  recovery.....

Sep 12, 2012 6:31PM
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nice simple article for long term investors...equities are better in the long run than bonds for most.

unfortunately the 2008 crash have scared most baby boomers 401k's into bonds, cd's..ludicrous returns.

no pain no gain.

Oct 1, 2012 7:10PM
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Why would I want to buy stock because a company is cash rich? Oh yea, because the dollar will stay strong and last forever, I forgot.
Oct 1, 2012 2:34PM
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i travel a hour on the bus to philly just to go whole foods market and some organic food. to bad no organic grocery stores in south jersey. i can imagine thier buisness, way better then the grocery stores where i live. when i go thier place is full with ppl. whole foods market has not much competetion. there the best grocery store by far.

Oct 1, 2012 5:52PM
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 the link on the next page to a possible stock split for apple takes you too some silly political debate.
ALSO, when you use your "back" button, why does it go all the way back to the beginning???

Oct 1, 2012 3:34PM
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Do any of them give their employees regular raises?

Let me guess...

Oct 1, 2012 4:50PM
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@Ranknfile313 - I work for one of the companies mentioned in the article, and except for a year and a half or so at the worst part of the recession, yes, I've gotten regular raises, and even during the period where there were no raises, bonuses were still paid (they weren't great bonuses, but they were non-zero and I was glad to have it).

I can't comment on any of the other companies, but I would expect that they do. Companies that do not find it difficult to attract and retain quality staff, and sooner or later that bites them in the butt because the people they need to grow and succeed wind up mostly working for their competitors.

Oct 1, 2012 3:16PM
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All that cash on their books and no growth, hmm, Can I say new taxes?
Oct 1, 2012 2:56PM
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  What happened to the theory if only companies had more money they'd hire more? I'm sure with 5 trillion more in cuts and they'll hire more and Romney will quit storing all his money in the Caymans.
Oct 1, 2012 1:44PM
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Stocks and US Currency at All Time High RISK....   Global Currency Wars Now taking Place

 

CRASH IMMINENT !

 

GOLD - Silver High Too  However may be a Safe ZONE...............

 

Real Estate Low ?

Oct 1, 2012 4:35PM
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I refuse to shop at whole foods because they sell products from the muslim terrorists in Israel and the middle east. Why should I support someone who  has sworn to kill me and take over my country.
Oct 1, 2012 4:27PM
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... profitting ... how dare they ... running their business on sound economics, they have the gall. We better hurry up and tax them, maybe even some profit crushing regulations. California has lots of new regulations on the ballot this Nov. for all food companies, Grocery store, convience stores, fast food and restuarants etc. That's going to help our 12.5% unemployment rate.

 

Hey I know, we'll put some ObamaZombies guys that went to the ... Obama, Mike Tyson, MC Hammer School of Money Management and Economic Marxist Theories ... in to manage. That'll take care of any profits, maybe that will force them to lay off some hard working employees and then those people can go on the Government tit and become more of the 47%.  

Oct 1, 2012 1:41PM
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felisito al presidente Obama, le apollaremos con nuestro boto y tambien con nuestras horaciones
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And Kudos to those corporations wise enough to save and not be fooled into an Obamatrap of spending to make the Idiot in Chief  plan look as if it was ever viable!
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