US markets are set for a higher open on news of yen weakness as earnings season continues full steam ahead.
Stocks are mixed despite declines in the shares of some of the biggest companies in the country following their earnings reports.
Big Blue has an outsized effect on the blue-chip index because of its price. If the stock were simply flat, the DJIA would be up 100 points.
Franchisees don't like the chain's margin-sapping low pricing. Plus, US sales dropped for the first time in 10 years.
US markets are set to rebound at the open, following global markets higher.
Student loan burdens are growing fastest among the over-60 crowd, many of whom sought graduate degrees during the recession.
To achieve outstanding total returns, investors should look for growing payouts.
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