An 80-year-old woman who needs income wants to use JNJ instead of a low-interest certificate of deposit. Hey, why not?
Here are some steady payers with low prices in different industries.
Revenue per employee is one way to measure a company's efficiency. Based on that, the energy giant tops the mega-caps.
Dow sheds 125 points to below 13,000. Weak economic data out of Japan, South Korea and Europe put the focus back on international issues. US retailers report generally better-than-expected sales, while jobless claims remain flat.
The US approval of Stribild is a big plus for the company's AIDS treatment franchise.
Top-line results show some hope for treatment even though a research goal was missed.
Perhaps everyone is feeling better about the economy -- at least enough to venture out of these sectors.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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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.
Casual dining restaurant chains have jumped on the happy hour train with deals on drinks and snacks -- maybe enough for dinner.
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