Stocks are only slightly lower, despite a disappointing monthly nonfarm payroll report.
Don't wait for a pullback to get in the action with this mega-insurer.
In focus Thursday is the July employment report. Economists are expecting the economy added 185 million jobs.
The rally shows its strength by shrugging off weakness in Japan and worries about next week's Fed meeting. Exxon, Chevron and Whole Foods report results.
It's no surprise that some of these firms don't pay dividends, but one once-hated company is poised to restart its payouts.
Big banks are handing out long-term loans to businesses with weak cash flow and once again using derivatives like they did in 2008.
JA Solar is downgraded to 'sell,' and Joy Global is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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