Amid news about Hot Topic's takeover by Sycamore Partners, the lawsuits begin to arrive.
Elan is upgraded to 'market perform,' and Affymax is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Lowe's, Macy's, and other retailers will report earnings. Herbalife activist investors struggle for dominance. February auto sales will be announced.
Digging deeper into the numbers reveals a slightly different picture.
Dendreon is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks are mixed as a slightly worse-than-expected US weekly jobless claims report is balanced by strong export data from China.
The biggest economy in Latin America and the fifth-largest country in the world is still a mostly untapped market for the retailer.
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It's the second-biggest shopping season of the year, although the total amount spent is expected to drop from last year.
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