Warren Buffett's bearish bond stance helps propel his company to double-digit earnings growth.
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow the only major index able to hold onto its early session gains.
Sprint is reinstated with an 'underperform,' Michael Kors is downgraded to 'neutral.'
By buying just 6 stocks, income investors can ensure a monthly payout from a couple of them.
The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
JA Solar is downgraded to 'sell,' and Joy Global is downgraded to 'neutral.'
It's still early for realistic estimates, but it's clear that Monday's deadly storm will be among the most expensive since Joplin's in 2011.
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After enjoying a smooth rise in stock prices since May, investors are about to be hit with another bout of volatility.
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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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