The warehouse chain offers a better glimpse into the economy than other retailers.
Dow sheds 125 points to below 13,000. Weak economic data out of Japan, South Korea and Europe put the focus back on international issues. US retailers report generally better-than-expected sales, while jobless claims remain flat.
This month, the retailer boasts even lower prices than its bigger rival.
Problems keep stacking up for the consumer electronics company, and little relief is in sight.
The online giant has gone from being small businesses' worst enemy to their best friend.
Groceries are losing business to big-box chains and dollar stores. There's little room for strategy in a business with razor-thin margins.
Yet some are doing better than others.
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