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.
Sick of losing out to customers who research prices and then buy online, one retailer takes a drastic measure.
Stymied in his attempt to buy the electronics retailer, he's becoming chairman emeritus just as Wall Street is getting optimistic.
After being sheltered for so many years, the online retailer ironically may be backing a change for buyers.
Dealmakers expect 2013 to be a big one for big deals. Here are some names that could become buyouts.
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Verizon is upgraded to 'buy.'
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