This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
The companies that are called to join the heavy-hitters in the benchmark index will be in line for a nice boost in their stock price.
Women, Action & the Media has launched a campaign demanding that the social network remove content that has hate speech and violence against women on its website.
Analysts have been calling for a surge in M&A for years now due to cheap financing rates.
The deal has plenty of upsides, though some analysts warn it's the beginning of the end for Zipcar.
Stocks rise significantly after US lawmakers agree on a deal to avoid some of the tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff.
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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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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.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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