But investors are still hungry for the above-average dividend yields they offer.
Americans apparently have had their fill of the onetime breakfast staple, and Kellogg and other packaged-food companies are feeling the pinch.
General Mills and others like it are perfect illustrations as to why.
Better-than-expected eurozone confidence data are also helping ahead of more key US releases Thursday.
US markets set for a higher open ahead of economic data.
Americans consume many chemicals that are illegal elsewhere. Given the money involved, that's unlikely to change anytime soon.
While the breast cancer charity cancels races amid a drop in donations, its leader's lavish $684K pay sparks a backlash.
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