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Should You Gamble on Less Active Stocks?

Street Directory recently made the argument that if investors want some degree of price stability, they should buy stocks which have heavy daily trading volumes. But what if an investor prefers the potential of sharp moves up or down that comes with a stock whose normal daily volume is modest?

Apple Tops Google to Become Most Valuable Brand

Tech giant Apple has blown by Internet behemoth Google to become the world's most valuable brand, according to branding research firm Millward Brown. See which other companies made the list.

America's 10 Most Durable Brands -- and Their Logos

They're the brands you can't help but know, with logos that nearly everyone recognizes. These companies were founded back in the 1800s and became major players in the next century -- and the one after that. And while their logos have changed over time, they're essentially just refinements of the originals.

Coke Takes the Fizz out of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway liquidated its positions in a number of high-profile companies during the fourth quarter, but the Oracle of Omaha's huge stake in Coca-Cola has caused his portfolio to lose its fizz so far in 2011.

The Dow Snaps Its
Two-Day Losing Streak

Stocks closed mixed Friday as better-than-expected earnings from General Electric helped the Dow and S&P 500 snap two-day losing streaks, but the Nasdaq closed lower after disappointing results from Advanced Micro Devices.

How GE Is Arming China to Compete With Boeing -- and America

GE plans to sell its aircraft electronics to Chinese companies, and if you don't have a problem with that, maybe you should. After all, China just test flew a prototype stealth fighter, it continues to build up its military -- and we can only hope it's not planning to expand its territory in ways that threaten the U.S.

Another Week of Robust Corporate Earnings?

Apple, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, IBM, GE, Goldman Sachs and Google are just a sampling of names releasing results this week. And if last week's numbers are any guide, the market should have plenty of reasons to rally -- especially because expectations aren't all that great.

What If the Dow Tracked Only the 'Industrials'?

It's been a long time since the DJIA tracked just America's smokestack economy. But today's economic rebound is being led so far by traditional manufacturers. And if you plot those Dow components as a group, you'll see they're leading the larger pack by far.

CEOs 'Encouraged' by Business Talks with Obama

The CEOs of 18 big companies, including Google, Boeing and General Electric, met with President Barack Obama to discuss the U.S. economy and the country's international competitiveness Wednesday.

CEO Sex Scandals: A Rogues' Gallery

CEOs are supposed to know when to say no. But when it comes to the temptation of having an adulterous affair, even some of the toughest-minded bosses just can't hold up a stop sign. Here are nine chief execs (all men) who made headlines for succumbing to the call of lust.

General Electric to Invest $2 Billion in China

General Electric, the global conglomerate whose businesses include consumer and business financing, power generation, household appliances, aircraft engines, medical imaging and media content, said it plans to invest more than $2 billion in China through 2012 in research and development, technology and financial services partnerships.

Solar Roads: Could the Sun Charge Your Car as You Drive?

What if your electric car could be recharged by the road as you're driving? From a remote workshop in northern Idaho, Scott Brusaw, an electrical engineer and retired Marine Corps Sergeant, is building a system to do just that. And on Thursday, GE announced that Solar Roadways was the top community vote-getter in the company's $200 million Ecomagination challenge.