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Retailers

Stocks to Watch: The 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Retailers

Despite an overall slump in retail sales this year, some thriving stocks to watch have popped up – retailers that are growing sales, many in the double digits.

These retailers have done a better job of adapting to both the shift toward more online shopping as well as the aftermath of a recession that has left many Americans with less money to spend.

Here are the 10 retailers with the fastest-growing sales in 2013…

Tech Investing

Watch for a Twitter Stock Price (NYSE: TWTR) Rise Before 2015 on These Factors

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) stock closed up more than 10% over the past week, following news that the social media company is more than doubling its advertising efforts in Europe.

TWTR has had a wild first year of trading, but today, shares are still up nearly 100% from their offer price.

Here are the most important figures Twitter needs to execute on for the remainder of the year if the stock is going to keep climbing into 2015…

Stock Market Today

Cybersecurity Issues for AAPL and HD Headline Stock Market News Today

Stock Market News Today, September 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 30 points Tuesday after a rash of geopolitical concerns hit markets, and crude oil prices slipped to a 15-month low. Rising concerns in Pakistan, Iraq, and Ukraine outweighed positive news on the U.S. economy.
This morning, U.S. futures and European stocks were on the rise as hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine emerged. The European Union (EU) is hoping to avoid issuing further sanctions on Russia following the invasion of eastern Ukraine.

Tech Investing

The Best Way to Invest in Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) 3D Printing Breakthrough

The 3D printing field has been around for many years now, yet it remains relatively young in its potential for handing tech investors outsized gains.

This is one of the tech sector's most exciting fields – one I believe offers plenty of long-term upside.

Indeed, I believe there is one company poised for a fresh breakout.

Its cutting-edge technology and management team are so strong that it led to a formidable new alliance with a technology player whose name is synonymous with growth and profits.

This company's stock is heading higher, so let's get right to its story and profit…

Hot Stocks

Tesla Stock Price Crushes All-Time High Today on New $400 Target

The Tesla stock price reached another all-time high today (Tuesday) of $284.89 after analysts from Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock from a "Hold" to a "Buy," and set a price target of $400.

At today's high, Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock was up 5.6% from Friday's closing price. TSLA stock is now up more than 21% in the last month and 88% year to date.

But those gains are just the start for the Tesla stock price. Here’s why it could double in the next year…

Alibaba

Alibaba Stock Could Replace These Major Mutual Fund Tech Holdings

A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Alibaba stock could begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange as soon as Sept. 18 or 19.

The size of the IPO, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) itself, should make Alibaba stock a hot commodity when it hits the market. And not just for investors, but for mutual funds as well.

That may be good news for Alibaba stock, but it means these high-profile tech stocks could be replaced…

Income Investing

These 17 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

Falling Treasury yields strengthen the case for buying stocks that pay dividends. Last Thursday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit 2.33% – a 15-month low – and ended the week at 2.34%.

Dividend-paying stocks not only offer attractive income options, but also provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Following are the 17 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 29, 2014.

Income Investing

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Investors currently have a chance to pick up some of the best dividend stocks by looking at those in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The 10 dividend stocks listed below are among the best in the Dow. They all offer modest valuations and hearty yields, as well as the potential for capital appreciation based on forward earnings estimates.

Take a look...