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U.S. Stocks Edge Up Following Dow's Record Day

Stock futures are rising ahead of new jobs and manufacturing data expected to show that companies continue to bring more workers on board and businesses are ramping up factory orders to meet demand.

Dividend Stocks: The Best Raises You'll Never Earn

Conventional wisdom says that the most conservative investors were the ones most interested in capturing dividend income. But dividend stocks are now favored by many others as well, and they have lots of high-yielding options to choose from.

Midday Report: Stocks Turn Mixed After 2 Days of Big Gains

A rally is losing steam on Wall Street as indexes inch higher following two days of triple-digit gains.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 16 points at 14,091 at midday. It's just 73 points below the record high it reached in October 2007.

Stocks Soar After ECB Unveils Bond Buying Effort

The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession was turning a month old, and stocks were pointed toward a headlong descent. But on Thursday, the market moved swiftly in the other direction.