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Airbus and Boeing’s Mid-Air Brawl Reaches New Heights

Competition between rivals Airbus and Boeing (NYSE: BA) is about to get even more heated. Airbus has opened a $15 billion factory in Toulouse that will help it increase production of its next passenger jet model, the A350. There are already 550 orders on the books and Airbus COO, Guenter Butschek, says delivery targets are...

Philips Electronics Earnings Beat

Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG) lost $1.3 billion in 2011 and looked like it was at death’s door last year when CEO, Frans van Houten, took the helm. In order to revitalize the company, van Houten cut thousands of jobs and replaced his entire top executive team. His efforts have paid off. Its third-quarter profits more...

The Monday Yield: Phillips 66 and Penske Automotive Group

It’s Monday and, like every Monday, that means another “yield” of dividend-paying stocks to start out your week. Companies make the list for any number of reasons: excellent or horrible growth potential, recent or inconsistent dividend increases, paltry or impressive yields… or a stock’s been making rounds in the media and is just begging for...

Euro Banking Lurches Toward Unification

In a step toward banking unification, European Union leaders agreed on Friday that a single supervisor will take responsibility for overseeing eurozone banks next year. The banks needing aid would be first to enter the supervision of the centralized lending overseer. All told, 6,000 lenders are to eventually come under its purview. French President, Francois...

Big, Shiny Cars, Trunks Full of Dividends

When I think of luxury automobiles, the first brand that comes to mind is Mercedes-Benz. I’m sure it has something to do with the era I grew up in (I’m a Gen-X’er). But Mercedes always seemed to be the symbol of material success, even when the cars weren’t very good. Mercedes-Benz was able to maintain...

A Double Dose of Dividend Tech Stocks: IBM and Intel

Pop quiz: Which two major players in the tech industry reported earnings this week that also happen to be serious dividend payers? If you answered IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), then you’re right on the money. Yes, earnings disappointed on both counts. But short-term performance glitches hardly mean that they’re out of the...

Beer Stocks: Good for Income, Too?

Earlier in the day, I alerted Wall Street Daily readers to a brewing opportunity in beer stocks… You see, Americans have finally overcome their hangover from the Great Recession. And now they’re throwing back the suds again. Case in point: Total beer shipments are up 1.9% in 2012, reversing three straight years of declines. As...

Foxconn: “We’re Hiring!”

Foxconn has a supply problem… No, not a problem with supplying Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) with a constant stream of parts for its most popular devices (although that could be an issue soon enough), but a problem with supplying itself with a basic necessity. Namely, workers. With the big China slowdown, many of its factories have...

Ex-Dividend Wars: Home Loan Servicing vs. Hickory Tech (Part 2)

We have some unfinished business to take care of today. You’ll recall in my last column, I began an ex-dividend stock war between Home Loan Servicing (Nasdaq: HLSS) and Hickory Tech Corp. (Nasdaq: HTCO). My goal? To whittle down Bespoke Investment Group’s screen of stocks going ex-dividend in the next month to the single best...

The Monday Yield: Weyerhaeuser and International Paper

It’s Monday and, like every Monday, that means another “yield” of dividend-paying stocks to start out your week. Companies make the list for any number of reasons: excellent or horrible growth potential, recent or inconsistent dividend increases, paltry or impressive yields… or a stock’s been making rounds in the media and is just begging for...