AB InBev is upgraded to 'buy,' and Colgate-Palmolive is initiated with a 'sell.'
Stocks are mixed following the President's State of the Union address and a report that showed retail sales growth slowed in January.
Cliffs Natural is downgraded to 'hold,' and Darden is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Investors also eye earnings from several key US companies.
Long-established dot.com's and game makers are breaking new ground, and Internet security is an increasing concern.
Investors love the very companies they disdained just 6 months ago, and this turn of events is just getting started.
An Academy Award nomination means stronger ticket sales and longer theater runs.
It's unclear whether new networks will be able to charge fees, or if they will be forced to rely on advertising for revenue.
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But the fact that the guilty bankers are still free and not even on the run is the real outrage here, a travesty that should never be forgotten.
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