But investors are still hungry for the above-average dividend yields they offer.
Tune out the daily news from abroad, and focus instead on the long-term gains these entrenched companies are poised to deliver.
The activist investor would like to see the company acquire Oreo maker Mondelez.
The classic cookie has a new summer flavor that has some people concerned about possible racist overtones, while others point out its lack of real fruit.
The company puts a lighthearted spin on questions arising after Christine Day said she would step down from the top spot.
The meat purveyeor wants people to 'say it with bacon' in the weeks leading up to Father's Day.
Halliburton is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Eli Lilly 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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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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