Construction of new homes climbed 15% in September. Big earnings are from IBM, BAC and PEP.
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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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