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Today's Business News and Opinion

There are relatively safe utility stocks with dividend yields similar to investment grade bonds and potential stock returns as good as or better than the S&P 500.
11/28/15 1:15PM
There's a 25% increase in credit counseling after the holidays. Here are some big and small ways to treat your loved ones during the holidays.
11/28/15 12:01PM
While recent numbers show first-time home buying overall is down, Millennials are just starting to get into the market with a desire to buy -- but are they ready?
11/28/15 11:45AM
Apple, J.C. Penney and Macy's were clear winners, but Sears and Walmart didn't fare so well.
11/28/15 11:42AM
Gift cards are increasingly popular this holiday season, as mobile, security, low fees drive demand.
11/28/15 11:30AM
Auto sales and airline passenger counts are experiencing a boom, but some retail sectors have not been able to keep up.
11/28/15 11:15AM
Some banks are charging - $0.50 and up per deposit. But you can dodge those fees. Here's how.
11/28/15 10:45AM
A Christmas tree after Dec. 25? A winter jacket from another retailer? Customers have tried to return almost everything you can imagine.
11/28/15 10:15AM
The Internet of Things offers greater convenience -- for customers and criminals alike.
11/28/15 10:00AM
Microsoft has continued to improve its Surface Pro tablet/laptop while others are now joining the fray.
11/28/15 9:45AM
Tesla Motors will now let you personalize your Model X anyway you want it. You just need the cash.
11/28/15 9:15AM
The streaming set-top box wars are in full force. Though Amazon's latest Fire TV has massive improvements over the original, it's too soon to call a winner here.
11/28/15 9:00AM
Join us as we capture the sights, sounds and key trends from the malls and discount stores as holiday shopping officially kicks into high gear.
11/27/15 6:35PM
Best Buy looks to have started the holiday shopping season on a positive note, although there was room for improvement.
11/27/15 3:34PM
Here are 10 stocks hedge fund manager John Paulson has been buying lately, either initiating new stakes or upping his holdings significantly.
11/27/15 3:22PM
Technology companies typically reinvested their cash, but as the sector matures, it is due for some changes in capital allocation strategies -- with the shareholder as the likely winner.
11/27/15 2:34PM
Under a new program likely to start in January the IRS will start freezing the passports of delinquent taxpayers. The catch is, it may be illegal.
11/27/15 2:15PM
Congatec Holding, Mimecast and Instructure are safe IPOs in the tech market.
11/27/15 2:04PM
Under the category of Black Friday deals that may be hard to pass up, Amazon just rolled out a steep discount for unlimited cloud storage.
11/27/15 1:53PM
How to fight back against an explosion in card fraud at online merchants.
11/27/15 1:46PM
Bloated inventories could turn the year's busiest shopping weeks into a nightmare for these retailers, which could lead to bankruptcy.
11/27/15 1:30PM
Next week's earnings include Dollar General, Medtronic and Five Below.
11/27/15 1:30PM
The crowds of shoppers came early -- and often -- to J.C. Penney stores across the country.
11/27/15 1:29PM
GNC Holdings, the world's largest provider of nutritional supplements, is tapping new growth by expanding into the world's most populous country.
11/27/15 1:03PM
Here's a look at four stock collapses that are among the worst in history. Amid today's market volatility and high valuations, they're cautionary tales with much to teach us.
11/27/15 12:57PM
Giant corporations take up most of the financial media's time. That's unfortunate, because this little-known dividend stock has averaged total returns of 16.8% a year over the last 12 years.
11/27/15 12:41PM
Crowdfunding now extends from charitable and artistic endeavors to providing equity capital for growth companies. Is this for your portfolio?
11/27/15 12:27PM
While many sectors are trying to feel out what higher rates mean for them, utility stocks have come to terms with their fate.
11/27/15 12:13PM
'Star Wars' product marketing is ubiquitous, from Verizon and Under Armour to Lego, but Disney isn't worried about overkill. It's aiming to make billions.
11/27/15 12:10PM
The chairman and CEO of the struggling department store chain was encouraged by what he saw of the start of the holiday season, however.
11/27/15 11:38AM
More than $1.7 billion was estimated to have been spent online during the day, a 22% increase over last year.
11/27/15 11:08AM
Amazon's voice-activated speaker and digital assistant is designed to make life easier, but it does more than that -- it makes life more enjoyable.
11/27/15 10:42AM
Markets are facing some big problems as we head toward the new year. And investors have good reason to worry.
11/27/15 10:35AM
Hackers are already primed with malware and other phishing attacks as consumers embark on a season of holiday shopping with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
11/27/15 10:03AM
China is opening up its over-the-counter market to foreign investment funds, though it may be a while before these funds decide to wade into this murky, thinly traded market.
11/27/15 9:50AM
Retailers may spring some trip and traps that lead you to overspend during the holidays. They're wielding heavy psychological weapons.
11/27/15 9:47AM
Student loan program could be a rider on a bill to avert a government shutdown.
11/27/15 9:30AM
We’ll tell you the best products to buy on Black Friday, and which items you should hold off on until Cyber Monday.
11/27/15 8:40AM
Target starts the holiday shopping season on a strong note. Here is what you need to know.
11/27/15 7:16AM
Here's a beaten-down stock that trades at an attractive forward multiple, offers tons of growth potential and pays a high yield.
11/27/15 6:23AM
If the Federal Open Market Committee had followed its December 2012 statement, the federal funds rate would have likely risen 11 times by now.
11/27/15 6:00AM
Entrepreneurs are often shrewd about money, except when planning their estates. Here are a few ways they can protect their businesses.
11/26/15 5:15PM
Stocks of companies selling food in line with the holiday's 'fresh and natural' theme are in, while the shares of the old-line packaged food giants are out.
11/26/15 4:45PM
Google is giving users a comprehensive Star Wars-themed overlay that will show up across the range of Google's services.
11/26/15 3:15PM
It all goes back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
11/26/15 2:15PM
Black Friday is for suckers. Though Black Friday has engulfed Thanksgiving and the entire weekend afterward, some of the best November holiday shopping before it.
11/26/15 2:00PM
With the huge shopping day almost here, here are some important stories for investors to track.
11/26/15 1:45PM
It looks like Black Friday's numbers will be down again this year. Here's why that should have shoppers thrilled.
11/26/15 1:15PM
Kmart swung open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and brought back its popular Blue Light Specials. Did it matter?
11/26/15 12:53PM
Old cranks will complain that Thanksgiving is being forgotten in the holiday rush, but we've forgotten more about Thanksgiving than we acknowledge.
11/26/15 12:45PM

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