The aerospace move and the short covering are reminiscent of bygone days.
The nascent energy boom will help propel these core companies producing in the US.
Don't wait to sell as more defense spending cuts are coming next week.
Americans are happy to spend as we mark the patriotic day, but it's not necessarily U.S. companies that should be celebrating.
The real problem isn't regulation. It's that owners can no longer compete with the big dogs.
General Mills and others like it are perfect illustrations as to why.
Stocks surge as fears ease that the Fed will boost interest rates sooner rather than later. Interest rates drop. Gold and silver are battered. Apple falls under $400.
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