Stocks are mixed and moving in a narrow range. There is little for investors to get excited about with no major economic news expected and light volume.
Here's how to find some winners, as oil companies turn their focus to the Gulf of Mexico.
These stocks might find themselves in the M&A headlines after January 1.
Stocks are mixed as the financials lead the Dow higher and Apple weighs on the Nasdaq.
Travelers is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and Boeing is initiated with a 'buy.'
Oracle is downgraded to 'hold,' while GM and Ford are initiated with a 'buy.'
Two investment houses upgrade American Eagle, while Goldman downgrades Alcoa to 'neutral.'
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An interest rate tease in The Wall Street Journal sends the market into an optimistic tizzy -- but one that doesn't end quite at the top.
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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.
Some workers lose up to a quarter of their paychecks paying off old debt from credit cards, medical bills and student loans, as well as child support.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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