This is undeniable after last week's conference calls. So many businesses and their CEOs noted that Europe has stabilized and is improving.
Several corporate earnings are on tap, including Dow component McDonald's, and could shape trading.
Key segments like aerospace and water infrastructure are performing well for the industrial conglomerate.
Markets are set for a lower open after disappointing results from Google and Microsoft.
A decent report on jobless claims and gains for IBM and financial stocks fuel the rally. Big tech stocks pull back. Microsoft and Google earnings disappoint.
By buying just 6 stocks, income investors can ensure a monthly payout from a couple of them.
These companies are in the sweet spot of a major economic trend.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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