Data released Thursday may be a worrying sign for those monitoring macro trends, but it would be foolish for investors to view all retail stocks through the same prism.
The venerable company this week introduced the second generation of its scratch-resistant glass for tech gadgets.
The US presidential election, the growing euro crisis and higher consumer confidence will influence markets this year.
Overall, earnings growth is likely to slow this year, so investors should look to cash-rich, US-focused companies that might deliver upside surprises.
The retailer sends mixed signals regarding the future of the e-reader.
The company plans to more than double its number of outlets over next 20 years. Baskin Robbins expands in Asia.
When it comes to buying the index's highest-yielding dividend stocks, the real question may well be 'Why not?'
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