A combination of Softbank and Sprint will have revenue equal to AT&T and behind only China Mobile and Verizon worldwide.
Stocks are higher as report shows surprisingly strong retail sales in September.
Weyerhaeuser is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Hasbro is downgraded to 'sell.'
I've never seen anything like it, and it makes me want to sell some shares.
Dahlman Rose downgrades steel companies, and Whole Foods is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while GlaxoSmithKline is downgraded to 'underweight.'
Stocks fall as investors await Federal Reserve minutes.
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