These household brands, and one under-the-radar company, are the hallmarks of dividend consistency. Dividends stocks are the heart and soul of most retirement portfolios. Historically, dividend stocks have handily outperformed non-dividend-paying stocks over the long run, and dividend-paying companies often have time-tested business models that act...

Is it just a number, or does cracking through a milestone mean something for the market? The Dow Jones Industrial Average(DJINDICES:$INDU) is over 20,000! The media is lauding this feat, but should investors break out party hats and noisemakers? Is it a real accomplishment, or just a number?   Dow 20,000...

Yachts Miami Beach plans a high-end show By Martin Lenkowsky Yachts Miami Beach aims to attract an exclusive crowd this year by featuring a new VIP experience on the Grand Floridian, a 130-foot yacht with four decks. The show runs Thursday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 20, with...

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► Northlake Promenade Shoppes, an 82,966-square-foot retail center anchored by Publix, sold for $12.6 million in North Palm Beach. ► Delray Beach’s WMPH Vacations acquired CruiseNow.com, a North Carolina-based company that owns last-minute cruise-deal websites iCruise.com and CruiseCheap.com. ► Palm Beach County’s sales tax has increased to...