The Federal Reserve and Congressional politics threaten to rain on the market party.
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The company plans to offer alcohol and small plates at stores in Chicago and perhaps Southern California.
Now, Starbucks is ready to take the booze on the road. It's expanding beyond its home turf to bring alcohol to Chicago and maybe even Southern California.
The major US defense contractor's move to spin off some assets is seen as big boost for shareholders.
Wall Street has been down on shares of defense contractors largely because of concerns about U.S. defense cuts and stiff competition, as well as worry over the projected accelerated decline in Afghanistan-related sales. So it wasn't surprising that the stock of L-3 Communications (LLL) had been falling.
In recent weeks, however, the stock has perked up, sparked by the scheduling of the spinoff of some parts of L-3's government services unit. The stock has climbed to $74 a share, where it traded Monday, from $71 in early June. A year ago the stock was at its peak, selling at $88 a share -- until it dived to a low of $58 on Sept. 22, 2011.
As the nation enjoys a rare moment of celebration, here some picks to keep the game alive.
Spain still has a serious financial crisis, but now its citizens have something to cheer about. Hundreds of thousands of fans have flooded into Madrid to welcome La Roja, the Spanish soccer team that nabbed the Euro 2012 Championship.
La Roja has given soccer fans worldwide plenty to talk about, and its 4-0 victory will be remembered for some time. If you still can't get enough of Euro 2012, here are a few stocks to help you savor the memories.
The transaction also includes a $3.4 billion payment from AstraZeneca as the big drug companies try to replace lost sales from products with generic competition.
In a deal announced late Friday, Bristol-Myers will acquire Amylin and subsequently bulk up an existing collaboration with UK drug maker AstraZeneca (AZN), which will pay $3.4 billion toward the partnership.
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Of course, this commitment might also be a negative signal, as it could imply that the company does not have viable investment opportunities to pursue with its cash.
Do the exchange-traded funds for Belgium, UK, Netherlands and Spain have any upside potential?
Investing acronyms are all the rage these days. BRIC has been around for a while and has since become BRICS, to include South Africa. CIVETS has risen to acclaim in recent years. MIST recently joined the scene but has been trumped by CAPPT.
Those acronyms are devoted to emerging markets, but there are some developed-market acronyms worth acknowledging as well. Acknowledgment does not necessarily mean an invitation to be long, however, and that has been the case with the BUNS nations -- Belgium, the U.K., the Netherlands, and Spain -- whose exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been candidates for shorting since the term was coined in April.
Stocks dip as a key manufacturing index unexpectedly contracts for the first time in nearly 3 years.
Barclays' rate-fixing scandal and JPMorgan's surprise trading losses suggest new rules and regulations won't fix the financial system overnight.
Big banks just can't seem to catch a break. While publicly griping about the costs involved with all the new regulations that have been introduced since the financial system teetered on the brink of collapse back in 2008, they seem to remain intent on reminding us just why those regulations -- or something else of the same kind -- were needed in the first place.
Making matters all the more worrying, the two banks that provided those reminders last week have until now been seen as relatively healthy institutions, and "winners" in the wake of the crisis.
The retail giant has a big birthday this month. But should we celebrate how the company has changed American business?
Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart (WMT) store in Rogers, Ark., 50 years ago this month. Sprawled along a major thoroughfare outside the city's downtown, that inaugural store embodied many of the hallmarks that have since come to define the Wal-Mart way of doing business. Walton scoured the country for the cheapest merchandise and deftly exploited a loophole in federal law to pay his mostly female workforce less than minimum wage.
Agius takes responsibility for rate-fixing by traders and says the bank's reputation has taken a serious blow.
Barclays (BCS) chairman Marcus Agius resigned Monday in the middle of the bank's rate-fixing scandal.
Agius stepped up and said, "The buck stops with me," saying the scandal has dealt a "devastating blow" to the reputation of the bank.
Despite economic weakness, the leading US flag maker expects a double-digit sales increase.
Annin & Co., which calls itself the country's oldest and largest flag maker, expects sales this year to rise about 11%, spurred by a patriotic fervor brought about by the Olympics and what many observers expect to be an extremely close race for the White House, according to Mary Repke, the head of marketing for the Roseland, N.J., company.
Cirrus Logic is downgraded to 'perform,' and Infosys is upgraded to 'buy.'
Digitizing health care data is revolutionizing the industry, and these companies are top plays on this trend.
The reasoning behind converting to electronic medical records is simple: efficiency. Digital records will help end medical errors, stop unnecessary tests and eliminate the danger of improper drug interaction -- all while streamlining workloads, decreasing paperwork and lowering costs.
Computerized records can revolutionize the industry, just as they did for banking and retail. And Athenahealth (ATHN) and Allscripts (MDRX) are my favorite software plays on this market.
The Crown Imports deal is a major coup, but STZ still has issues.
By Charles Sizemore
It's not often that a stock with a $5 billion market cap soars by more than 20% in a single trading day, but such was the case Friday for Constellation Brands (STZ), the largest publicly traded wine merchant, and now the sole distributor in the United States of Corona and Grupo Modelo's (GPMCF) other Mexican beer brands.
Constellation was the unexpected winner in the Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) deal to buy the controlling stake in Grupo Modelo, as Constellation was able to buy out Bud's 50% share of the companies' Crown Imports joint venture for $1.8 billion.
Google unveils big improvements for the next iteration of its mobile OS.
Jelly Bean upholds the Android tradition of food-related naming conventions, and is "fast, slick, and feels like what [Android 4.0] Ice Cream Sandwich" should have been when it launched half a year ago, says Armando Rodriguez at PC World.
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