Companies are making payments to shareholders ahead of anticipated tax changes next year.
Experts say the gains from Wednesday's announcement will dissipate after the payout. But Costco's rise may have some staying power.
Stocks recover from morning lows, sparked by House Speaker John Boehner's optimism that a deal can be reached with the White House.
As the fiscal cliff approaches, the discount retailer joins a growing trend.
The brand-name food company buys the private label maker because it must -- the trend is too powerful not to.
These 4 chains are so beaten down even a modest improvement in holiday sales could give their stocks a substantial lift.
The retailer continues its streak of quarterly losses, and investors flee. There's only one word for what's happening: Liquidation.
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