But the market is beginning to look overbought as oil prices and interest rates are on the move again. Google, Apple and Facebook boost the Nasdaq.
The economy continues to worry the world's grownups, and that will take a toll on student expectations this year.
They're joining a 17-company North American alliance aimed at heading off more disasters in the country's economically critical textile industry.
Alcoa and Family Dollar to report earnings. Oil breaks above the $100 mark. Honda teams up with General Motors. Retail sector to report June chain store sales.
Americans are happy to spend as we mark the patriotic day, but it's not necessarily U.S. companies that should be celebrating.
The real problem isn't regulation. It's that owners can no longer compete with the big dogs.
Oracle, VMware are downgraded to 'sell,' and Dollar Tree is initiated with a 'buy .'
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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.
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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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