Investors, Rivals Complicate Dell's Going Private

Several potential bidders may be preparing offers to counter the effort by Dell founder Michael Dell to take the company private, from shareholder Southeastern Asset Management to rival computer maker Hewlett-Packard to famed investor Carl Icahn.

Let Fido Sniff Out Winning Stock Picks

Americans spent $48.4 billion on their pets in 2010, and historical returns have shown that growth in pet products has proceeded at a steady pace. More than half of households have a built-in product focus group -- a pet that's probably more than eager to test the latest and greatest pet products.

Pet Owners Cut Back on Vet Spending

Faced with pets' health issues during hard economic times, owners are making tough choices and cutting back on vet spending or choosing more cost-effective care.

PetSmart Could Make You a Wise Investor

If you have a pet, chances are you know PetSmart (PETM) well enough. If not, you should at least be aware of its stock, which has outsmarted the market so far this year. Shares of the largest provider in North America of almost every product and services that pets need to live -- or luxuriate -- have skyrocketed 45% this year, to $27 from a 52-week low of $15 on Dec. 15, 2008.

Another place to spend your pet dollar

Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks?According to the Arizona Republic, the giant pet store chain, PetSmart, which is headquartered in Phoenix...