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Markets Cautious Ahead of Debt Ceiling Vote

Stock markets traded cautiously on Wednesday ahead of a U.S. vote on raising the nation's borrowing limit temporarily. The House is set to vote on a motion to increase the nation's $16.4 trillion borrowing ceiling for three months.

Weak Outlooks Doom Dow to Worst Day in 4 Months

U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, driving the Dow industrials to the biggest drop since June 21, as weak results from index members DuPont and United Technologies showed profit growth is slowing.

Many Fortune 500 Firms Pay Less in Income Taxes Than You

It's widely known that millionaires and billionaires pay taxes at a lower rate than those of us who make much less. But did you know that Americans collectively pay far higher income tax rates than many U.S. companies with billions of dollars in profits?

The Most Powerful Women in Business

From PepsiCo to Avon to Xerox, these women are responsible for some of the biggest companies and brands that consumers touch and feel everyday. And this year, there's a new No. 1 on Fortune's list of the most powerful women.

Eight Stocks to Put on Your Bargain-Price Wish List

Who says volatility is all bad? The fearfully stumbling stock market means that some excellent stocks are trading at or near fire sale prices. For investors with the patience to wait for the right moment, here are eight companies to keep an eye on -- or to snap up right now.

Total Recall: Turkey, Cars, Step Stools and More

DailyFinance collects all the new recalls here each week to help you keep track of the food and products to avoid. This week's recalls include Honda cars, Chrysler minivans, an herbicide from DuPont, a pin from the Build-A-Bear Workshop, step stools from Target and ground turkey from Cargill.

Why Trefis Thinks DuPont Stock Is Undervalued

DuPont is a major player in the high-performance materials, chemicals, coatings and agricultural products businesses -- all of which are likely to improve as the global economy recovers. It's also investing heavily in emerging markets such as China, which will give it new engines for growth.

More Businesses Are Jumping on the iPad Bandwagon

As Apple fans line up to snag an iPad 2 when they go on sale Friday, individual consumers won't be the only ones purchasing them. Analysts say corporate America is increasingly adopting the tablet computer, and Apple's mobile devices are increasingly offing businesses the features they need.

Syngenta: An Agribusiness Stock That's Flourishing

Once unknown to most U.S. investors, Syngenta has blossomed as one of the world's leading agribusiness companies, with a hefty 19% global share in the multibillion-dollar crop-protection market and 11% in seed production. Its stock is near a record high.

Three U.S. Stocks to Buy After China's White House Visit

President Obama brought executives from 13 major U.S. firms to the White House Wednesday to meet with Chinese Premier Hu Jintao. The corporate leaders will surely be angling for better access to China's markets, which could boost their stocks. But only a few are actually good investments now.

M&A Mania: Early 2011 Deals Already Hit a 10-Year High

Companies such as Duke Energy and DuPont are off and running with megamergers early this year. Even Playboy is among the dealers. And market pros say the trend is far from over. Why are so many U.S. companies tying the knot? Fast growth is hard to come by in any other strategy.

DuPont to Buy Danisco for $5.8 Billion

Chemical maker DuPont Co. says it is buying a Danish food ingredient maker for $5.8 billion.

Dupont says in a news release late Sunday that its deal...

DailyFinance's Top 11 Value Stocks for 2011

Wall Street expects the S&P 500 to tacking on an 11% gain over the next 12 months -- with lots of ups and downs along the way. That has us inclined to play defense in our 2011 picks, with an eye toward bargain stocks paying generous, sustainable dividends. Here are our top 11 for 2011:

Smart Suppliers Are Hitching a Ride on GM's Bandwagon

What's good for General Motors is good for its suppliers? That hadn't been the case for the past several years, but it sure seems that way now. The capital and confidence that come along with GM's IPO are also boosting growth prospects for suppliers.

DuPont Earnings Drop, but Raises Outlook

DuPont (DD) reported third-quarter earnings of 40 cents per share, down from 45 cents per share a year earlier. Sales grew 17% from a year earlier to $7 billion, the company said in a statement. Sales grew 22% in emerging markets.

The 25 Companies That Cut 700,000 Jobs

Since the recession began, more than 8 million Americans have lost their jobs. But perhaps even more surprising is the small number of companies that are responsible for laying off such a large percentage of today's unemployed workers.

Can This Earnings Season Keep Up Its Winning Streak?

The first peak week of second-quarter earnings season was just what the market ordered, thanks to some beat-and-raise reports from Dow blue chips. This week has more such big-name results on tap. And again, investors will be looking closely for top-line revenue growth.

Homeless Mom Gets Helping Hand

DailyFinance profiled the 33-year-old widowed mother last month as part of a series of stories on "The New Homeless." Now, thanks to some generous readers, Paul and her nine-year-old daughter Alyssa are preparing to move into their own apartment.