These stocks pay out at least 3%.
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.
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Jobs numbers expected later this week will shed more light on the economy. 'The Fed has to be delighted,' one economist says.
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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.
Homeowners associations ban them and environmentalists love them. All that aside, though, a clothesline saves you money.
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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