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  • Control manufacturer sees no industrial recession ahead

    About Moog Inc. Ticker: MOG.A Exchange: NYSE What does the company do? Manufacturer of precision control equipment 2011 Financial report (fiscal year ended Oct. 1, 2011): Net sales: $2.33 billion Net income: $133 million Q. My shares of Moog Inc....
  • What's a bond investor to do in era of rising rates? Floating-rate funds might be a partial answer

    Bond funds and individual bonds have not done well this year. Many investment advisors have consistently urged clients to maintain a common stock/bond ratio of 60/40. Some recommend that retirees adjust the percentage of their portfolio invested in...
  • Barbecue on Jimmy Kimmel back lot, Bouchon movies, Farmers Market birthday, more

    Barbecue on Jimmy Kimmel back lot, Bouchon movies, Farmers Market birthday, more
    Taste of Farmers Market: To celebrate its 79th birthday, the Third and Fairfax Farmers Market is holding a wandering feast, offering tastings from the market's restaurants and grocers, on July 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The extensive menu includes chicken pot...
  • How to invest $10,000 in 2012

    How would you invest $10,000 in the coming year? That's a question posed annually to a panel of investment experts. A year ago, our pundits were relatively optimistic as most suggested quality U.S. stock investments, along with some shorter-term bonds...
  • REITs prove to be surprisingly reliable

    It may seem surprising that some forms of real estate have been among the most reliable of investments. Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, invest in and own properties such as shopping centers, apartments, offices and industrial facilities....
  • Bond investors should heed rising interest rates

    In a harsh lesson, investors have recently learned that the safest of bonds become vulnerable when interest rates rise. U.S. Treasury bond funds, TIP funds and municipal bond funds have delivered sharp losses in the past two months. Bonds have been...
  • Amazon vs. Netflix: Battle to Become Streaming King Heats Up

    The battle to become king of streaming content in the U.S. continues to heat up. While Netflix has the higher subscriber number and gets the headlines, Amazon is gaining steam through its Amazon Prime Instant Video segment. For $79 a year (which...
  • MarksJarvis: Chicago gives investors another reason to rethink municipal bonds

    MarksJarvis: Chicago gives investors another reason to rethink municipal bonds
    Chicago is receiving the type of notoriety no city would want. And its reputation is undermining investments individuals have made in the city's municipal bonds. Chicago has become a national poster child for financial distress in the aftermath of the...
  • MarksJarvis: Fear continues to grip consumers, economy

     MarksJarvis: Fear continues to grip consumers, economy
    When you've been forced to the edge of a cliff and feared a wisp of wind would send you into the abyss, you don't forget that feeling quickly. And that seems to be the mindset of U.S. consumers as they carry the financial and emotional scars of the...
  • Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'

    Errol Flynn's final days chronicled in 'Last of Robin Hood'
    Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived." But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of...
  • BofA, Alcoa and HP are ousted from Dow Jones index

    BofA, Alcoa and HP are ousted from Dow Jones index
    NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players. Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
  • Investing in bond-heavy funds risky when rates rise

    Taking the easy route with investing is turning out not to feel so easy. A no-brainer approach to investing in 401(k)s, IRAs and 529 college savings plans during the last few years has been to choose an "allocation fund," or a fund that takes you off the...