Stocks are mixed following some worse-than-expected manufacturing data paired with a better-than-expected reading on consumer confidence.
Earnings are starting to look a bit better with half the S&P 500's quarterly results in. Revenue, however, is a different and bothersome story.
Zynga is downgraded to 'neutral,' and The Fresh Market is initiated with a 'strong buy.'
The really bad stuff you might be cycling into will simply not hold up as well on a pullback.
To make the list, you have to look out for all your stakeholders, not just shareholders.
Auto sales are booming, and these shares are the best way to profit.
The sudden swings and lurches aren't in synch with the data in any way.
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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.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
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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