Wall Street points higher on hopes a budget agreement is near.
With attention focused on the fiscal cliff or the Christmas holidays, its easy to miss earnings announcements this week.
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.
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