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GE 1Q Earnings Fall, Outlook Strong

GE reports lower net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal, but its industrial divisions performed well.

Comcast and GE in $16.7 Billion Deal for NBCUniversal

Stocks are edging higher in the early going after strong U.S. earnings and General Electric's sale of its remaining NBCUniversal stake. Comcast's $16.7 billion deal to buy the remaining half of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of TV

Why Is Warren Buffett Buying Back Berkshire Hathaway Stock?

Earlier this month, famed billionaire and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett dropped a bombshell. Breaking with past practice, and changing the financial rules he himself laid down, Berkshire is buying back its own stock -- and he plans to keep buying it back. What lessons does that hold for investors?

The Best Dividend Offense Is a Good Defense Stock

In 2011, the S&P 500 Index went nowhere. In fact, it lost a little. But you don't have to suffer just because stock prices stay flat -- if you buy companies that pay strong dividends, like these 4 options in the defense sector.

GE Profit Up 21% in Second Quarter

General Electric Co. (GE) said Friday that earnings grew 21 percent in the second quarter as its GE Capital lending arm continued to recover from the...

Where Charlie's Meltdown Is Fuel for Business

While painful (for most folks) to watch, the actor's explosion has created a bonanza for the tabloid mill. But on a broader level, Sheen has also offers a potential shot in the arm for companies across the spectrum, from media to pharmaceuticals.

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.

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.