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Why Stock Markets Love Falling Budget Deficits

Historical evidence shows that times of balanced budgets were the worst times to invest in stocks, while times of record-high federal deficits were much better times to buy stocks.

Consumer Electronics Purchases to Rise This Holiday Season

Despite the ongoing recession, the number of people planning to buy consumer electronics this holiday season is on the rise.

Who Will Prevail in Fertilizer War? (CF, TRA, AGU, POT, MON, MOS)

Fertilizer maker CF Industries (CF) wants to acquire rival Terra Industries (TRA). Canadian fertilizer giant Agrium (AGU) wants to acquire CF, provided it drops its bid for Terra. Who will win the fertilizer wars?

Alcoa’s (AA) Drop Today May Be Just the Beginning

Alcoa's (AA) stock price drop today is almost certainly due to some signs of strength in the dollar. But weakness in the price of base metals may just be getting started

Amgen (AMGN) Holds Up Despite FDA Delay

Amgen (AMGN) got news of an FDA delay today on approval of its Prolia drug. Even so, the stock held up fairly well in trading today.