Stocks are mixed as Apple earnings weigh on the Nasdaq but improved outlooks from Boeing and Caterpillar support the Dow.
The iPad maker reports disappointing quarterly results, while the heavy machinery maker surprises to the upside.
Caterpillar is downgraded to 'hold,' while Vivus is upgraded to 'hold.'
Coca-Cola will be the first blue chip since 2005 to divide its shares. What are splits, and why should investors care?
The aluminum maker's forecasts indicate economy is okay, though hardly great.
The extension of Operation Twist makes stocks that pay a healthy dividend more attractive than ever.
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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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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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