Avoid the Small-Cap SchemersPublished 4/29/2011 3:08 p.m. EDT For the second time this week, I've had to shake my head after reading a story about a "small firm in China" that turned out to be nothing more than a scam aimed at U.S. investors. An Associated Press
A Brightening SectorPublished 4/29/2011 12:45 p.m. EDT High gas prices, government initiatives and the leadership of large companies should help to draw more attention to "green energy" investments as we head into the summer months. According to data released today, U.S. consumers remained confident in the economic recovery in April, but prices at the pump are still a nagging concern. After yesterday's close, energy giant Total ( TOT) announced that it will take a 60% stake in solar energy firm SunPower ( SPWRA). The news caused SunPower to move higher in after-hours trading and has helped inspire a solar-sector upswing during today's session. Today's "