These profoundly challenged companies are experiencing a short-term rally after punishing long-term investors.
The bears have been prowling around the electronics and office products companies, while leaving some other retailers alone for a while.
Reed Hastings' miscalculations, stubborn way and penchant for hefty spending will doom his company.
Bloomberg pegs the deal at close to $1 billion, while the AllThingsD site estimates it as $200 million at most.
Manufacturing pay in China has nearly tripled over the past decade. A similar rise in the US would have factory workers cheering, though not without potential consequences.
The retailer mulls a plan to ask store customers to drop off online orders. Is it a way to compete with Amazon, or cut costs?
These high-profile players are proud to support same-sex unions.
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