These 2 stocks in very diverse industries are hitting the dividend sweet spot.
Long-term investors should focus on high-quality companies with long histories of dividend increases.
Stocks surge to new highs after a big hedge-fund manager says he's 'definitely bullish.' Plus, traders are cheered by falling government deficits.
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
Stocks recovered just about all of Wednesday's losses. But the big drama comes Friday when the government issues its April jobs report. A bad report could hurt the market.
The group just seems right for rotation and appreciation.
Count on oil and natural gas prices to remain under price pressure in the foreseeable future.
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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.
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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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