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State Street's Business Is Dull Compared to Other Banks, and That's Good

It might be a good time to consider what State Street could be worth when the sun does shine again.


Look Out Below: Short-Sellers and Reality Intrude on Priciest Stocks

Do you own any of these names?


Labor Peace, Dividend Yield, Widening Margins: Can You Hear Me Now?

What's up with Verizon that made it immune to share price dives during both a strike and a widespread market sell-off? And is it too late to join in?


Fending Off Icahn, Clorox Takes It Out on Consumers With Big Price Hikes

Does Clorox still look like a bargain?


Before You Hang Up On CenturyLink: Consider Its Ridiculous Dividend Yield

For long-term investors, the bet here is on the company's acquisition strategy.

Three Stocks for Those Fed Up With the U.S. Economy

Really, we could use a break.


Whole Foods Is Pricey; Let's Check Out Kroger and Safeway

Which of these grocery stores makes the best investment?


Dunkin Brands: Fast Food IPOs Don't Typically Require Fast Decisions

No need to rush into Dunkin'.


Campbell Soup: Complaints Finally Reach the (New) Head Chef

How's Campbell doing?


Conoco Split: Two More Volatile (and Valuable) Stocks?

Conoco has been preparing for this break-up since 2009.

Cool Technology? Use It, but Think Twice Before Investing

Consider these two companies' stories.


Missed Oil Stock Move? Play Catch-Up With Driller Patterson-UTI Energy

Is it too late to profit from the oil jump?


H&R Block Gains Market Share, Steadies Itself; Still a Bargain

Is H&R Block a smart buy right now?


Passing Along Higher Food Costs: Sysco Makes Progress, Others Lag

Are Sysco shares attractive right now?


Is the Sell-Off Among Retail Stocks Opportunity or Omen?

Are these retailers offering you a chance to get in cheap?

Teleflex, Focusing on Medical Devices, Appears Headed to Higher Valuations

Teleflex's makeover presents a buying opportunity.


Murphy Oil: A Few Bumps in the Road, but Growth Prospects Still Look Strong

Is this a great entry point for Murphy Oil?


Xerox: Initial Enthusiasm on Shift to Services Fades. Buying Opportunity?

Is Xerox turning into a blue chip stock?


CVS's Improved Performance Begins to Drown Out the Dump-Caremark Chants

Is the prognosis for CVS looking up?


Good as Gold? George Soros Sells the Metal, Buys the Miner

Even the most successful investors in the world can't agree on how to interpret the most recent signals from currency markets.