The country's largest retail chain is ditching Amazon's tablets, the latest sally in an ongoing battle between traditional big-box retailers and their online rivals.
Starboard's stake in the big-box retailer is useful only to traders, not long-term value investors.
The struggling retailer pleases shoppers and shareholders alike.
The struggling electronics chain gives founder Richard Schulze a shot at acquiring the company, but it's not clear he's the right man for the job.
Stocks are slightly higher, with Apple's big patent win over Samsung helping to support the Nasdaq.
Traders are taking a wait-and-see approach ahead of Bernanke's speech Friday and the ECB chief's address Saturday. Apple surges on a court victory in a patent battle with Samsung.
Applications for unemployment insurance rise unexpectedly. Sales of new homes climb. Weak economic reports out of Europe and China overshadow hopes for more Fed stimulus. HP's shares slip after its revenue misses forecasts.
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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.
As fears rise over costs and higher tuition, some law schools advertise their own plans to cover loan replacements.
In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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