The fact that the Fed minutes were a non-event this week is a good sign for its communication policy. Plus, Wal-Mart shares a good buy for the patient, and more.
This week's retail sales report was not so hot to stoke fears of Fed tightening, but not so cold to raise recession fears. Plus, Williams follows Kinder's lead, and more.
Plus, Whole Foods goes after millennials, investors not lovin' McDonald's turnaround plan, and more.
Plus, strong results push Netflix shares further out of reach this week, while Google stock gets more interesting as European regulators make a move.
Bright spots in P&G and Coke earnings show their situations are stabilizing. Plus, Facebook gets a fair value hike, Chipotle shares get more appetizing, and more.
Lower-than-expected margins on the Apple Watch raise a yellow flag. Plus, Twitter earnings leak gets messy for shareholders, our read on the Fed's latest, and Merck shares look interesting.
The recent wave of M&A continued this week, but some mergers look better than others for shareholders.
The exact timing of an ultimate rate hike shouldn't worry long-term investors. Plus, FedEx outdoes UPS, Oracle stands its ground, and more.
Greece uncertainty, a slowing China, a stronger dollar, and other issues could extend the first quarter's bumpy ride. Plus, consumer spending fizzles and Monsanto weathers through.
The packaged-foods merger makes sense from a strategic standpoint, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser. Plus, the Fed guessing game continues, and more.