The retail giant's plans to roll out more of its 'neighborhood markets' could be bad news for urban bargain shops.
The stock's addition to the S&P 500 makes the chain even more attractive.
Despite the recent pullback, it's the go-to stock in the deep-discount retail niche.
From Costco on one end to Dollar Tree on the other, there's no shortage of rivals looking to take the retailing giant's business.
AB InBev is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Norfolk Southern is downgraded to 'neutral' at Citigroup.
General Electric initiated with a 'buy,' and OpenTable initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks are higher as jobless claims fall to their lowest weekly level in years.
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Beverage sales are taking a hit in North America and Pepsi is looking to uphold its strong performance in the snacks business in the region.
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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.
The government's health care portal stumbled badly out of the gate 2 months ago, and it's still far from perfect.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.