Growing corporate cash balances and slowing organic-growth opportunities could lead to increased deal volume this year even if economic uncertainty throttles some activity, says Morningstar's Bridget Freas.
The search giant's first-quarter results underscored the fact that even with Android's explosive growth, Google's bread and butter remains its still-fast-growing advertising business, says Morningstar's Rick Summer.
The intense rivalry between the office supply retailers continues in 2007. Faced with near saturation of the mature U.S. market, the major players, StaplesSPLS , OfficeDepotODP , and OfficeMaxOMX , are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. We believe branching out into services is the next ...
In his annual letter, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett laid out a case against a Berkshire dividend and a case for more big acquisitions , and issued a reminder not to worry about short-term uncertainty.