Welding was seen as a dead-end job for decades. Now, skilled workers say they can easily earn $100,000 a year in the shortage.
Portfolio managers are shifting strategies, with many expecting a slower advance in 2014 marked by rocky stretches.
The equipment company reported a massive jump in profits, thanks to cutting costs aggressively.
As the economy continues to heat up, look for investors to shift their focus in the new year.
Shares of the world's largest equipment maker are well behind the market and it might be time for the laggard to take off.
The heavy-machinery maker had to write down an acquisition this year, but the long-term outlook is still bullish.
That cohort of naysayers never dies no matter what the market shows us.
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