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U.S. Consumers: Done Spending, or Ready to Restart?

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level in two years, while the so-called "Misery Index" stands at a three decade-high. And it's true: Americans aren't spending as robustly as they once were. But when you look at the numbers, it becomes clear that U.S. consumers aren't down for the count just yet.

Cheap Stocks for Your Portfolio in a Pricey Market

The stock market has been on a tear over the past two years. With the major indexes hitting multiyear highs recently, the value pickings are slim. But Motley Fool analyst Dan Caplinger highlights five stocks that still have attractive prices in this rising market.

Are CEOs Worth the High Salaries and Big Bonuses?

CEO bonuses rose 30.5% in the past year, but are the heads of large U.S. firms really earning their hefty compensation packages by creating increased profits and shareholder value? A closer look reveals wide disparities: There are some Bargain CEOs, but also some Hogs and Value Destroyers.

Inflation Warning: Should the Fed Raise Interest Rates?

It's no surprise that consumer prices are rising -- the prices of commodities from cotton to copper are near record levels, thanks to shrinking supplies and rising demand worldwide. The question is whether the Fed will raise rates to combat this price inflation -- and whether it should.

Whirlpool Earnings Drop to $1.02 Per Share

Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) reported third-quarter earnings of $1.02 per diluted share, down from $1.15 per diluted share a year. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share were $2.22 in the third quarter, compared with $1.67 a year earlier, the company said in a statement.

Whirlpool Doubles Profits in Fourth Quarter

Though it fell just short of Wall Street's expectations, Whirlpool more than doubled its profits in the fourth quarter, thanks to rising sales and cost-cutting. The maker of Maytag, Amana and KitchenAid appliances reported its fourth-quarter net income rose 111% to $95 million.