Hoarding cash isn't any safer.
Medical marijuana is already massively profitable for a handful of states, so it's no surprise pharmaceutical giants want in on the action.
The blues chips have their best close since June 2008. Gold's finish is a record, and silver jumps above $46. General Electric, Verizon and McDonald's results don't impress. Biogen Idec says a multiple-sclerosis drug has promise.
The US taxes companies that repatriate foreign profits. Here are the ones with the biggest hoards.
Big portfolio managers appear to be positioning themselves for the end of QE2 by rotating into high-yield, slow-growth sectors.
The drug giant will expand its offerings by buying the pain-treatment company for $3.6 billion.
J&J and Pfizer are among the sector's duds.
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Despite paying record fines and charging high fees, financial institutions are no longer hated.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
More than half of online shoppers say they've purchased from sites whose security seemed questionable, and most said they would provide personal data not normally needed for a transaction.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.