Below-freezing weather is adding more costs to cattle farmers across the country. Output in the US may drop to the lowest since 1994.
The chain originally planned to pull products related to the reality TV show after controversial comments from one of its stars.
That cohort of naysayers never dies no matter what the market shows us.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
VeriFone is upgraded to 'outperform,' and MannKind is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Lululemon is initiated with a 'buy,' and AMD is downgraded to 'underweight.'
US markets are set for a steady open after Monday's gains and ahead of several Fed speakers.
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Down for the short term, BHP Billiton, China Mobile, and McDonald's should have profitable futures.
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