Dear Mr. Berko: I was looking up Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which has many products, especially in the eye care business. I wear contact lenses and have various eye problems for which my ophthalmologist has prescribed several medications made by Valeant. I just looked up the stock,...

Instead, it's offering free two-day shipping to everyone. Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) doesn't think it makes sense to charge its online customers for two-day shipping anymore. The retailer is shutting down its year-and-a-half-old ShippingPass program, a $50-per-year two-day shipping service similar to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime. "In today's world of e-commerce, two-day free shipping...

Dear Mr. Berko: Several times in the past couple of months, you've said the Dow Jones industrial average will reach 30,000 in the coming 10 years. You must be smoking a controlled substance, because that would be a 10,000-point increase. The Dow closed above 10,000...

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...