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.
The muni market has seen a strong recovery since 2009, though these tax-advantaged products are much safer in some regions than others, says Morningstar's Jeff Westergaard.
Muni-bond funds continue to experience high investor demand, and Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom offers picks for core and noncore holdings.
Our take on the deal price, strategic merit, and possible impact on the media industry.
This portfolio balances capital preservation with growth potential.
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