Beware promises of high yields and stick with some safer bets.
Stocks get a lift after better-than-expected retail sales figures.
These picks earn top ratings for long-term growth, dividends, quality and value.
There were negative trends in the company's second quarter. Short-term blip or signs of turbulence ahead?
Delta, United are initiated at Goldman with a 'sell,' and Tyson Foods is downgraded to 'underperform' at BofA/Merrill.
These shares offer regular dividends, a key to steady income. And most are rated as low risk.
The software giant could unveil a tablet computer, while the pet supply retailer is raising its dividend.
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