The company sells a stake in AIA Group in efforts to raise $6 billion.
But the Dow can't top 13,000 for the day as an early rally fades, despite cheer about new-home sales and rising consumer confidence. AIG and Salesforce.com shares rise; Crocs tumbles on weak forecast. Crude oil nears $110; gasoline hits $3.65.
The department store chain posts a loss but beats analysts' estimates. The newspaper publisher may report a quarterly profit.
Nah. In fact, it won't even crack the top 10.
E-Trade is downgraded to 'neutral' at Goldman.
Don't blindly accept market multiples as evidence of value.
Pause a moment before you start building an investment strategy based on fourth-quarter reports.
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