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Stocks to Buy

More Growth and Income for the Taking

Last week, I let you in on the secret of a great American company, building an iconic brand, whose stock should be a bedrock investment for your portfolio.

This week I've found another company, larger than its Indiana neighbor, that has the same characteristics I find admirable and investable: solid earnings and balance sheet, steady growth, the ability to react to changing markets under seasoned management, and right now, a reasonable, if not underappreciated, valuation.

Most importantly, this company is poised to continue a tradition of generating steady profits and income to our portfolios, and like the products it manufactures, this is a stock built to last.

It's a company we should jump on right now to benefit for the long term. Indeed, when people talk about a manufacturing revival occurring in the United States, they are talking about companies like this one…

Let me introduce you to this old-fashioned American manufacturer with very modern returns...

Tech Investing

Stocks to Buy 2015: Double Your Money Now with This Tech Leader

One of the best tech stocks to buy now is actually a re-recommendation from Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson.

When he first shared it with his readers on Aug. 2, 2013, the tech stock opened at just $15.99. Yesterday (Monday), the stock closed at $51.09. That's a gain of 220% in a year and a half.

And according to Robinson, that's just the start for this company. In fact, he sees it doubling again from here.

Space Stocks

Next SpaceX Launch Set for 4:47 a.m. ET Saturday

Updated Thursday, Jan. 8: A historic SpaceX launch originally set for Tuesday morning was delayed a minute before liftoff. The unmanned Dragon was to carry 5,000 lbs. of fresh groceries, new equipment, and even Christmas presents to the six astronauts currently on board the International Space Station (ISS).

The landing itself is the historic part. If all goes well, SpaceX will bring its Falcon 9 rocket’s main booster back to a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. That requires a pinpoint landing.

Booster recovery has never been done before. If successful, the maneuver would significantly lower the cost of spaceflight – a key SpaceX goal.

Here’s what happened on Tuesday, and a look at the next SpaceX launch…

Facebook

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Buys Wit.ai in First Acquisition of 2015

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) announced its first acquisition of the year today (Tuesday): voice recognition startup Wit.ai.

According to Wit.ai, its technology can "turn speech and text into actionable data." Facebook did not disclose the amount it paid for Wit.ai, nor its future plans for using the technology.

Here's a look at what's behind Facebook's first purchase of 2015 - and what it could mean for the FB stock price...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Sheds Another 130 Points as Sell-Off Continues

The Dow Jones suffered another triple-digit plunge Tuesday, extending Monday's massive slump as oil prices continue to fall and concern of global oversupply stings traders. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said this morning the kingdom will not slash production and will keep output high to protect market share.

The S&P 500 Index fell for the fifth consecutive trading session.

Here's a look at the top stories from today...

Top News

Intel Corp.'s (Nasdaq: INTC) True Key App Will Protect Your Digital Identity

Tech titan Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to drastically change the safety of our digital behavior. In fact, its goal is the "ultimate elimination of passwords altogether."

Intel unveiled a new password manager app that uses facial recognition instead of passwords to access information. The app – called "True Key" – debuted over the weekend at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Here's how it works...

Energy Investing

Oil Stocks to Buy Now That Prices Are Low

Big-name oil stocks have taken a beating since June.

ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is down 12.6% in the last seven months. Other oil giants like Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) are down 18% and 22.8% in the same time.

But according to Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, the fall won't last forever.

And these stocks will be the biggest winners when oil prices start rebounding...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Down Today on Oil and Euro News

Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast a 17-point decline for the U.S. stock markets.

What to Watch Today: Investors will react to the continued decline in oil prices and an update on new auto sales. Last week, crude oil prices hit their lowest levels since May 2009 as prices continues to retreat from June 2014 highs.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Monday:

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