Earnings are starting to look a bit better with half the S&P 500's quarterly results in. Revenue, however, is a different and bothersome story.
These dividend funds added the tech company to their holdings and can now stand to gain from the increased payout.
The only explanation for recent stock action is market players following others blindly. The bulls just have to hope analysts don't think this is National Lemming Week.
Until the company offers something new, there's no reason to buy more products -- or stock.
While most Americans are paying more, corporations are benefiting as never before from provisions that tilt steeply in their favor.
Newly minted doctors are graduating with record levels of debt, including the son of Fed chief Ben Bernanke.
Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are offering fewer paid speeches and free dinners, which is good news for patients and taxpayers.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
Plus, after much ado, Softbank is oh-so-close to acquiring Sprint.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
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.
Those shackled with student loan debt are increasingly being targeted by scams and shady companies promising relief.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.