Strong cash flow is setting the stage for major payout hikes at these companies.
The retailer once again claims the crown as the largest company in America, ranked by revenue.
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.
Despite losses in most of its markets, the Detroit automaker's domestic market remains strong.
Seeking to capitalize on surging demand for its profitable F-150s, it's adding 2,000 workers to its Kansas City factory.
The Japanese automaker has slashed the cost of 7 of its most popular vehicles in an attempt to stop losing US market share.
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