Stocks and Bonds Latest News: Stocks Open Higher

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Wall Street indexes rose, indicating a rebound from the previous session's decline and building on the strongest first half of any year since 1998. Among 200 top chief executives in 2012, the median compensation package jumped 16 percent. So much for the idea that shareholders are getting through to companies about reining in pay. Though today's lower yields provide less of a cushion, bonds still remain the best, if imperfect, foil to stocks. Financial advisers have been fielding calls from shaken investors in recent weeks, particularly retirees, who are nervous that a bond market crash is on the horizon.

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