These stocks offer decent dividends and low volatility for the buy-and-hold investor.
Chinese manufacturing activity continues to grow, while Europe's remain contraction eases.
Figurines from the popular series join dominoes among the prized playthings inducted into the rarefied group.
A new survey digs into voters' politically polarizing preferences and finds Google and Fox News are among the top choices.
Construction of new US homes rises, and sales and prices of existing homes surge. Japan's central bank expands its stimulus program. Microsoft increases its dividend. General Mills beats earnings expectations.
General Mills is betting on nostalgia to sell consumers on Cheerios and vegetables.
Investors will get a better look at how the cookie crumbles after the company spins off its grocery business and changes its name to Mondelez.
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