Glencore to make new Xstrata bid: report
Trading firm is tweaking offer made Friday to woo shareholders, according to unnamed sources. See full story.
Dividend income is hidden value in European stocks
Many opportunistic investors, along with money managers who include Europe in a diversified global portfolio, are being drawn to beaten-down European stocks. The more cautious among them seek a cushion against volatility, and they're finding it in shares of cheaply valued European companies that pay regular shareholder dividends. See full story.
China CPI rises, industrial output slows
China reports that consumer-price inflation in August accelerated from July while industrial production continued to slow. See full story.
August retail sales should help cure jobs hangover
This week's retail sales report is expected to be pretty decent, and that could stem some of the concern caused by Friday's disappointing jobs report that the U.S. may be slipping back into a recession. See full story.
Apple needs to wow investors next week
It's hard to imagine what features Apple could add to an updated iPhone to make it live up to the hype, writes John C. Dvorak. See full story.
Microsoft's launch of its new mobile software was highly consumer focused. But it should be focusing more on the obvious customer target: the corporate BlackBerry crowd, stuck waiting until next year for anything new. See full story.
Since the recession, companies avoided hiring new employees by pushing existing staff to work longer and harder. But experts say employers may have squeezed everything they can out of their workforce--and now have no choice but to start hiring. See full story.