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    Altria Group and Playtech joined a roster of companies raising their shareholder payouts this month. Companies include insurance, shipping, critical care and ag stocks. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • With August coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of yesterday's close.

  • The Chubb Corp. hit a 52-week high but is the wind about to blow the other way on insurance stocks as hurricanes come rolling in? Brian Meredith, managing director at UBS shared his insights.

  • Expect markets to rally in the fourth quarter, said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners, and Bob Phillips, senior partner at Spectrum Management Group. They discussed their insights and shared their best plays.

  • Stocks opened below the 10,000 level Tuesday, but rallied after a surprising consumer confidence report. And NYSE trading volume has been 31 percent below average daily volume for August 2009. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market outlook.

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    Hewlett Packard holders and those considering the stock; know that buybacks traditionally don't work and act accordingly.

  • The battle for 3Par continues as Hewlett-Packard raised its bid for the data storage company on Friday. This comes after rival Dell matched HP’s previously increased bid. Does this signal more M&A in the tech space — and how can investors benefit? Matt Bryson, analyst at Avian Securities, discussed his insights. 

  • Stocks ticked lower on Monday as investors traded cautiously ahead of the government's latest jobs report. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Bernard McSherry, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Cuttone & Co., discussed their market outlooks.

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    It is very possible that everything you've been hearing this month about the future has been wrong. Position yourself now as a contrarian so when the all-important fourth quarter rolls around, you're not stuck in everyone else's misguided summer camp.

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    The dog days of summer have increased the dividend yields on many quality bank and thrift names, underscoring how cheap these stocks are right now and presenting fantastic long-term growth and income plays for investors ...A report from TheStreet.

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    A person close to the HP camp says that Hewlett Packard continues to bid for 3PAR because it believes an acquisition is beneficial to its strategy, and not because it is trying to simply demoralize Dell.

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Friday amid some mixed economic reports. So what can you do to boost your portfolio ahead of next week? Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers, and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, shared their best plays.

  • Stocks rose Friday after a reading on economic growth came in better than expected. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Hewlett Packard raised it's bid for 3Par to $30.00 a share, or about $2 billion on Friday. This comes after Dell matched HP's previously increased bid earlier this morning.

  • Then And Now: New Orleans Five Years After The Katrina Disaster

    The Katrina anniversary is all about contrasts. More than one resident has called it a tale of two cities and, as cliched as that phrase may be, it certainly applies here.  Unemployment is below the national average, but poverty is twice the national rate.

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    Hewlett Packard raised its bid for 3Par to $27.00 a share, a value of $1.8 billion on Thursday.

  • This is a contested situation where you want to maintain being the superior bid. Dell is clearly saying that 3PAR is a strategic asset for the company because of its cloud-based storage.

  • Stocks have fallen almost 4 percent this month after a 7-percent gain in July. So what’s next and how do investors play it? Charles Carlson, CEO and portfolio manager of Horizon Investment Services, shared his best plays.

  • For those who fear stocks and bonds, take a look at closed-end funds, said Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners.

  • Stocks climbed higher Thursday, after a report showed jobless claims fell last week. Does this mark an end to the pullback? Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, discussed their insights.