Instead of racing against each other, the companies are banding together to fight diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer's.
These large caps have each taken steps to boost their long-term growth prospects.
While 80 percent of smartphones run on its Android OS, Google appears to be the odd man out in a two-horse tech race.
With 2013 coming to an end, it may be a good idea to heed these tells as you prepare your playbook for next year.
There are plenty of quarterly reports on deck. Here's what to expect from some of the biggest names.
Most are expecting increased volatility in equity markets on Friday as index managers rebalance their portfolios.
This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is experiencing robust upward revisions to earnings estimates and is priced at an attractive valuation.
The Nasdaq's loss is its largest in more than a year. Stocks are suffering biggest monthly losses since May 2012 on concerns about possible U.S. response to nerve-gas use in Syria.
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