The bull market has legs: The economy is showing resilience, valuations are still attractive, and the US looks like a haven to global investors.
Stocks move higher, setting up the Dow and S&P to recover Monday's losses.
It may just be that the remaining firms that are the winners here.
Booming auto sales don't mean all these names are good buys.
Altria is upgraded to 'buy,' and Red Robin is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The list of outperforming sectors points to more good fortune next year, but it might not be advisable to back up the truck just yet.
September unemployment declined to nearly a 4-year low as employers added 114,000 jobs. Zynga shares continue to tumble. Facebook shares fall on Zynga concerns. Avon's former CEO steps down as executive chairman.
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Fed keeps important 'considerable time' language in reference to short-term interest rates, but dissents and dots leave doubts.
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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.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
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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