Six Stocks to Buy for Real Revenue Growth in 2011

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.

2011 Investments: Dividends, Short-Term Bonds and Energy

The economy should keep gradually improving in 2011 as it did this year, but that doesn't mean the same investment strategy will work in the new year, says Oliver Pursche, president of Gary Goldberg Financial Services. When it comes to stocks, ample free cash flow and financial stability will be key, especially given the increased volatility Pursche sees coming.

Natural Gas Boom: Cheap, Clean Fuel Presents Problem, Too

A natural gas boom is coming in the U.S, but while consumers are likely to benefit from the cheap energy source, investors may not. Huge new discoveries of domestic reserves may keep prices down, and the political push toward renewable energy sources could cut into producers' profits.

Rio Tinto Offers $3.5 Billion for Riversdale Mining

Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto (RIO) made a $3.5 billion bid for Riversdale Mining (RFLMF). The offer values Riversdale at about A$15 a share, Reuters reported. That%u2019s a 6% premium on Riversdale%u2019s close on Dec. 3. The shares rose today to A$16.31 each.

Walter Energy to Buy Western Coal for $3.3 Billion

Walter Energy Inc. (WLT), a southern Appalachia producer of coal for making steel, agreed to buy Canadian company Western Coal Corp. (WTN) for C$3.3 billion ($3.3 billion). Walter Energy made an offer of C$11.50 per share in cash or 0.114 of a Walter Energy share for each share of Western Coal, Bloomberg News reported. The cash price is a 26% premium to the 20-day average price of Western Coal.

Coal India May Buy Massey Energy Mine

Coal India, the world%u2019s biggest producer of coal, may purchase a mine owned by Massey Energy Co. (MEE), Bloomberg News said. The deal would be the state-owned company%u2019s first asset purchase in the U.S.

Under the Radar: Two Stocks Focused on China

Worries are building bout the prospects for China's economy, but's Hilary Kramer says there are some good long-term opportunities for investors. Kramer reveals her stock picks: Two non-Chinese companies invested heavily in China.

Coal Mine Disaster Weighs on Massey Energy

Investors drilled Massey Energy for a second day, sending its shares down more than 6% in the wake of a West Virginia mine explosion that killed at least 25 miners. But stock price losses are likely just the beginning of the company's fiscal pain: Further financial consequences from lost production, fines and lawsuits are likely.

The Lorax Speaks, Saying 'Cease and Desist'

The Lorax is mossy and bossy and speaks for the trees, but this week, his voice is a bit of a cacophony, caught up in a dispute between the estate of Theodor Geisel and LoraxAG, a startup project involved in coal gasification.

A Green Stock Index for Emerging Markets

Until now, green companies in the developing world have lacked a yardstick to track their stock performance versus the rest of the market. The newly introduced "carbon-efficient index" fills that gap -- just in time for the Copenhagen climate meetings.

CEOs continue to rake in the cash

If your dwindling paycheck has you feeling a bit gloomy these days as you struggle to make ends meet, you can always take comfort in knowing that...