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Boston Scientific is upgraded to 'outperform,' and ARM Holdings is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Dendreon is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Concerns over a budget deal overshadow Japanese easing.
Wall Street points higher on hopes a budget agreement is near.
The mining equipment company may be the ultimate pick-and-shovel play in the industry.
These stocks might find themselves in the M&A headlines after January 1.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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