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Wall Street Watch: It's Tea Time for Starbucks

Starbucks announced on Wednesday that it will pay $620 million to acquire Teavana, the upscale mall chain that sells dozens of varieties of loose teas and artisanal tea-making equipment. They do also sell brewed tea beverages, but that's only sliver of its business. For Starbucks, this is a retail play, pure and simple.

3 Top Dividend Stocks for 2012

Just because the economy is growing does not mean investors should abandon high-paying dividend stocks in favor of growth names, says Oliver Pursche, co-portfolio manager of GMG Defensive Beta Fund. Here are three that he recommends.

Will Apple Earnings Feel Aftershock of Japan's Quake?

Apple is gearing up to report its quarterly results after the markets close Wednesday, and both investors and consumers are wondering if it'll take a hit from Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, which have already rocked the earnings results of some other tech titans.

Dallas-Area Companies Go Whole Hog for Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV will set records both for stadium attendance and for event fund-raising, and North Texas corporations haven't been shy to put out the welcome mat for their favored clients. How much will communities and local businesses score from the big game?

Intel Earnings Nudge Semiconductor Stocks Forward

Semiconductor stocks climbed higher Friday following the financial results of bellwether chip giant Intel. But despite the robust results that beat Wall Street's estimates, analysts expect the industry's revenue growth will cool off to 5% for the year, versus the 30% seen last year.

Feds Warn: Millions of Recalled Fords Still Aren't Fixed

Federal regulators are urging owners of previously recalled Ford vehicles to get them fixed to prevent the possibility of engine fires. Only about 40% of the 17.5 million Ford cars, trucks, vans and motor homes recalled have so far been brought in for repairs.

The Earnings Season Crunch Is On

For better or worse, earnings season hits high gear this week. Here's a quick run down of what analysts are expecting to see, as well as a closer look at three of the biggest anticipated earnings gainers: American Express, Texas Instruments and Apple.

Intel Is Poised to Set the Pace for Tech Earnings

Investors are looking for a strong showing from the bellwether chipmker, which would offer further evidence that U.S. companies -- and tech firms in particular -- are continuing to emerge from the recession. Analysts expect Intel to come through.

Texas Instruments lifts 2Q forecasts

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) said that its second quarter numbers would be better than expected Monday, another small indication that the economy,...