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Marathon Oil is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Tesla is initiated with a 'hold.'
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Lowe's, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch report earnings. July's new home sales figures will be announced. US government moves to block US Airways-American merger.
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After its sheer fabric fiasco, hiding pants sizes 10 through 12 and shunning larger sizes may not make good business sense.
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