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Last Week's 3 Big Dow Losers

Each week some of the Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks rise while others fall. Understanding what caused the biggest moves can help...

Where the Money Is: March 28

A look a few "formal" Motley Fool recommendations. Join Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer as they discuss the...

25 Banks Went to the Head of the Class This Week

In the banking sector, this week was dominated by Wednesday's release of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR, for those who...

Is Target Dumb for Pursuing Smart Cards?

Taking the position of "better late than never," Target is accelerating its $100 million investment into chip-enabled smart card technology...

Why the Dow Will Outperform the Nasdaq in 2014

The Nasdaq Composite's performance in 2013 beat the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 37% to 27%. But most of the gains were due to multiple...

Higher Treasuries Prices Lead to Higher Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac released its weekly update on national mortgage rates on Thursday morning and, just as Freddie Mac vice president and chief...

Fool's Gold Report: Bullion Breaks $1,300, but Hecla, Pan American Move Higher

Gold fell below the key $1,300 level Thursday, raising new fears about whether the yellow metal's rally to begin 2014 is now...

Bank of America Corp Quintuples Its Dividend

The results of the Fed's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, or CCAR, round of stress tests are out, and Bank of America has...

Fed Prompts Rise in Mortgage Rates

The volatility in the mortgage market has come from several areas:

  1. Inconsistencies in the U.S. economy
  2. Foreign issues, both...

What Makes Gap a Solid Pick in Apparel Retail?

Apparel retailer Gap recently announced its fourth-quarter financial results and the company achieved double-digit growth in earnings per...

Why 'Arrow' Might See a Batman Tie-In Before Season 2 Ends

Last week, Arrow's creators made good on rumors that Batman villain Harley Quinn would make an appearance in the show (cameo here). Fool...

Rio Tinto Could Be the Next Big Player in This Key Industry

Since buying its massive Jansen potash deposit in Saskatchewan in 2011, BHP Billiton has sunk more than $1 billion into the project,...

Fuel Cells Are the Biggest Loser as the Market Falls

It was a quiet day on Wall Street until President Barack Obama pledged in a speech in Brussels that the United States would not...