Stocks are higher and once again within striking distance of all-time highs after unemployment claims fell last week.
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.
General Electric is downgraded to 'neutral,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'outperform.'
In this Tax Day Investor Beat: DISH makes a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint. Gold, meanwhile, continues to head south.
It'll take a lot more than gigabit connections in two cities for cable providers to really start worrying.
The carrier is offering something many consumers want, but Verizon, AT&T and Sprint won't give up market share without a fight.
The search engine is dropping hints.
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