Kellogg is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Valeant is initiated with a 'conviction buy.'
The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a pullback in its stimulus program.
US markets are set for a higher open on better than expected data out of the Asian nation.
But investors are still hungry for the above-average dividend yields they offer.
Americans apparently have had their fill of the onetime breakfast staple, and Kellogg and other packaged-food companies are feeling the pinch.
This may seem like a long shot, given the city's recent bankruptcy, but a basket of local publicly traded companies has served investors quite well this year.
After Jimmy Kimmel praised the chain's new treat, it's going national. Is there a lesson here for McDonald's?
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The owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden released earnings Thursday, and could be in trouble. Is the burgeoning fast-casual dining industry to blame?
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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.
Good news for the nearly 86 million who will be driving: Gas prices will likely remain low.
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