As the premier retailer with the hottest products heading into the holidays, Apple can demand concessions from its suppliers, so its gross margins will be fine.
Buy Netflix because of the stock's fundamentals, not because you think Apple is going to acquire it.
The important thing about the yellow metal is not where it's been but where it's going.
Molycorp's market cap has skyrocketed as the rush into electric-car batteries has sparked demand for scarce metals. And it's not finished climbing.
No one buys Suburban Propane to shoot the lights out, but the stock quietly grinds out nice gains without much risk.
Unless judges and pols want to sink the economy, the foreclosure mess won't shut down the banks. Wells Fargo, for one, is doing much better.
The lawsuit won't go to trial, but it undermines much-needed confidence in the American banking system.
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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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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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