New highs mean strong buying pressure, but don't get caught chasing.
Apple, Nordstrom and Carnival offer escapes that won't break the bank.
The country aims to open up financial markets.
Stocks could recover from Monday's decline spurred by disappointing manufacturing data fiscal cliff concerns.
Shares of the gun maker trade higher on the announcement of a payout of $4.50 a share -- timed to avoid the dividend tax increase likely kicking in next year.
Transocean upgraded to 'neutral,' Carnival downgraded to 'hold.'
The cruise company struggles to come back from the Costa Concordia crash. The economic downturn in Europe isn't helping either.
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