Revenue per employee is one way to measure a company's efficiency. Based on that, the energy giant tops the mega-caps.
But markets are still watching for a possible Moody's downgrade of Spanish debt. In the US, the ISM's Chicago PMI slips and consumer spending barely rises. Facebook shares jump 7% on the site's new gift feature.
Probably not, but it could get oversold. Then it will bounce.
A pair of recent analyst reports paints a bullish housing picture.
Retailers are looking to bring more workers on board this winter.
Agency director Thomas Hoenig calls for the separation of commercial banking and brokerage businesses.
Both overestimate the car company's year-end cash position.
Reports show contraction in China's manufacturing activity and in the eurozone's private sector. US jobless claims fall by 3,000, but the level remains high. The Philly Fed's manufacturing index improves slightly, while leading indicators slip.
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Serious issues like drought and the deterioration of the developed world spell opportunity for this industry leader.
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