Shareholders roar with approval as an activist fund calls for Michael Jeffries' ouster, sending the stock up.
Kroger and Dollar General are among the companies reporting as the holiday shopping season picks up.
The companies are reporting earnings along with Barnes & Noble and Children's Place.
It's too soon to get overly aggressive, but clear values are emerging. Here's what to watch for.
Fusion-io is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Fifth Third Bancorp is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Americans just don't seem to want to spend money on discretionary items right now -- and there's no reason for this trend to reverse itself.
Slow spending has hardly slowed down these funds.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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