Akamai is upgraded to 'overweight,' and Google is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks gain as consumer confidence climbs and orders for core durable goods rise.
In the aftermath of one Christmas past, my extended family took a radical step in the direction of less stuff.
Theoretically, it can be done. So why isn't anyone undertaking this plan?
Perhaps the biggest decision the winners will face is where to spend the rest of their days.
Your credit rating may be deeply damaged, but it's not beyond repair.
Stocks are down, giving back some of the 4% advance seen last week by both the S&P and Nasdaq.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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