Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro announced. The vote on Facebook marked the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss.
Stocks closed broadly if modestly higher Friday on light volume as traders avoided making any big bets ahead of a long holiday weekend. The equity markets closed up for the third straight day and extended their winning ways to a third consecutive week.
With corporate earnings season in full swing -- watch for McDonalds, along with Catepillar, Amazon and other -- and with the Fed meeting on interest rates, the GDP estimate and housing numbers coming out -- the week ahead is expected to be quite busy.
The path to profits for most of Corporate America lately has been cutting costs rather than raising revenue. But a careful look reveals a few companies that are poised to deliver real revenue growth. We've found six with a plus: Their stocks look like bargains.
It's been a long time since the DJIA reflected just America's smokestack economy. But today's economic rebound is being led so far by manufacturers. And if you plot those Dow components as a group, you'll see they're leading the larger pack by far.
Church & Dwight, the maker of Arm & Hammer's Super Scoop, is suing Clorox for a commercial in which a cat refuses to use its litter box.
China and other emerging markets will be a growth story for a long time to come, creating opportunity for American companies and investors. Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows face-off in this video about which U.S. stocks stand to benefit the most.
As pet cancer increases and pricier treatments become available, the cost of keeping a pet healthy is on the rise. DailyFinance writer Jonathan Berr shares the story of his family dog Ruby's bout with cancer. How much are you willing to spend on your best friend?
McDonald's, Caterpillar and Verizon are all major American companies that play an influential role in our daily lives. But while you may (or may not) admire and respect them, should you covet their stocks?
Stocks fell sharply Tuesday after a surprise rate hike from China's central bank and mixed quarterly earnings reports led to heavy selling in technology, materials and energy stocks.
The Dow surged nearly 200 points, while inflation fears propelled gold to another record close. The Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 53.2 last month from 51.5 in August. Economists had expected the measure to rise to 52.
The first peak week of reports was just what the market ordered, thanks to some beat-and-raise results from Dow blue chips. This week has more big names on tap. And again, jittery investors will be looking closely, especially for revenue growth. [With video]
As the U.S. and global economies start to recover, a rebound in construction and agricultural equipment will be good news for Caterpillar. Add to that a further weakening in the U.S. dollar and a possible second fiscal stimulus package and shares of CAT should rise.