After the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at all time highs, US markets are set to open unchanged.
Earnings and recent data out of the US, Europe and China indicate a slowdown.
Companies that pay out a healthy yield without eating into profits can help investors keep ahead of inflation over the long haul.
The April jobs report looked solid, but the labor picture is being distorted as employers respond to Obamacare.
Despite other signs of economic stalling, a small payroll beat sets the stage for one final upswing. Yet, there are also some attractive uptrend breakouts underway.
Sure, there's plenty of bad -- but there is good afoot, too.
Learn about 3 ways to find turnaround stocks before the bandwagon starts moving in.
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3 stocks will be in the spotlight Thursday as investors try to make sense of the numbers from the sector.
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