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Buy PPL for Dividend Growth



Dear Mr. Berko: My husband and I are both 73 years old and in excellent health. Both of us retired 10 years ago from Monsanto, and we get a nice pension. We discovered your column about nine months ago. You don't write like other stock advisers. Your common sense and humor appeal to us. We don't own any stocks. All our cash ($535,00 ... (full story)


Driverless cars give hope to blind - are automakers onboard?

Driverless cars give hope to blind - are automakers onboard?

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online.
The piece, produced by Google, captured the potential of autonomous-car technology to change the lives of ... (full story)


Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.
In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are rushing to close a deal before mortgage rates get too high. In Dallas, some are embracing longer commutes to find homes they can ... (full story)


Is Southern Co. a good buy?



Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $17,000 certificate of deposit coming due and are thinking of buying 300 shares of Southern Co. because of the 5.3 percent yield. We found that the stock has fallen by 9 points in the past three months. What do you think? -- LW, Kankakee, Ill.
Dear LW: Southern Co. (SO-$43.82) dominates the power busines ... (full story)


More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement.
About 15 farmers and s ... (full story)