This year many cash-rich companies have been repurchasing their own shares ahead of the possible end of the Bush-era tax cuts.
Here are some sectors and stocks that could benefit depending on who wins the White House.
While German data are surprisingly weak, Chinese reports indicate the slowdown in growth had eased.
Here's what to expect from each company.
US factory output expanded in September, bucking the contraction pattern seen in China, Japan and the eurozone. 3M will buy Ceradyne for $860 million.
Most boast appealing dividends and tempting valuations. But how safe are those yields, and can earnings be sustained?
Beware promises of high yields and stick with some safer bets.
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