This may seem like a long shot, given the city's recent bankruptcy, but a basket of local publicly traded companies has served investors quite well this year.
Key segments like aerospace and water infrastructure are performing well for the industrial conglomerate.
Stocks are lower, with the Nasdaq the worst performer of the major averages.
The nascent energy boom will help propel these core companies producing in the US.
Cheap loans have fueled stronger demand in several industries, but the good times may not last.
Investors will benefit as consumers boost spending on home renovation and furnishings.
Strong cash flow is setting the stage for major payout hikes at these companies.
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