Stocks are lower at midday despite the number of unemployment claims being little changed from last week.
These blue chip consumer and info tech names offer stable returns for cautious investors.
Over the next 3 years, some $30 billion in cash flow is likely to be returned to shareholders.
Investors adore the business leaders on this list. They've accomplished an amazing feat.
Cliffs Natural is downgraded to 'hold,' and Darden is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Markets await interest rate decisions from the Bank of England and European Central Bank.
Credit Suisse has identified companies that should benefit from shifts in the foreign exchange markets.
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