Can the tech giant continue to grow without finding a way to appeal to the budget-conscious members of our society?
After being sheltered for so many years, the online retailer ironically may be backing a change for buyers.
The last-minute $13 billion agreement lifted stocks in Asia and Europe, and it look set to do the same on Wall Street today.
Weakness in Europe and Asia is a concern for UPS. Oil analysts surprise with lower than expected weekly report. Accenture and Dollar General to report earnings. Brinker concerned with lower consumer demand.
JPMorgan and Blackrock are to report Q4 earnings. Housing market and retail sales data are set to be released. Discount retailers feel pain from payroll tax hike.
Mattel is upgraded to 'buy,' and Qualcomm is initiated with a 'buy.'
Auto, truck, and chain store sales will be announced. New Year's Eve ushers in 2013 with adult beverages. Mosaic and Family Dollar report earnings.
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