Construction of new homes climbed 15% in September. Big earnings are from IBM, BAC and PEP.
Stocks are higher as report shows surprisingly strong retail sales in September.
As earnings season gets under way, watch these heavy hitters in the medical devices industry.
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
The US approval of Stribild is a big plus for the company's AIDS treatment franchise.
Shares of a 3% dividend yield, solid blue-chip drug company are valuable in shaky economic times.
Vivus becomes the second pharma this year approved to sell a weight-loss treatment.
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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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