Markets remain concerned about US debt, while Fitch warns several countries of a potential downgrade.
Here are the first 4 areas out of 10 that should continue to flourish this year.
This out-of-favor financial appears set for a long-term turnaround.
Single-family housing starts have dropped, interrupting a rise in confidence.
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.
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
News Corp. dabbles in M&A, housing data lift Lennar, and Green Mountain finds a new CEO. Tiffany and Ann will report Q3 earnings.
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Shares of the food company are up nearly 50 percent this year and it's hard to justify buying in now at $45.
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