Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Berkshire's stake in a $28 billion deal, Avon's not-so-pretty 1% sales growth, and more.
Although the two office-supplies companies could realize meaningful cost synergies, the combined firm would still face enormous competitive pressures, says Morningstar's Liang Feng.
Morningstar recently upgraded several companies' moat ratings, and global equity research director Heather Brilliant explains why.
Estate-planning expert Deborah Jacobs details how spouses can take advantage of the 'portability' tax provision, which allows them to maximize both partners' estate tax exclusion, and how this strategy differs from trusts.
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