The Financial Landscape: An Economic Spilt Personality

Is the American recovery fast or slow? Depends on who you ask. The Wall Street Journal sees corporate America merrily rolling along while Main Street suffers. The New York Times warns that Wall Street is about to feel the pinch too. But nobody is all that optimistic about Greece today.

Safeway Slumps, Time to Buy?

While the grocery store business is intensely competitive, Safeway's margins should increase in 2011, due to an improved product mix and, hopefully, a rebounding economy.

Homebuilder Toll Brothers Returns to Profitability

Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers (TOL) reported earnings of16 cents per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, compared with a loss of $2.93 per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. Revenue for the quarter was $454 million, down from $461 million a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Pre-tax write-downs fell to $12.5 million, from $115 million a year earlier.