Baidu is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Stifel initiates restaurant stocks.
None of these supposedly dire recent worries have amounted to anything in this market, and those who took advantage of them and invested made a nice profit.
A bacterial infection is wiping out major portions of the farmed shrimp that would normally wind up on American plates.
Chinese stocks plummet overnight on concerns over a liquidity crunch that further slow growth in the country.
The chain's discount plan failed spectacularly last year, but parent company Darden is desperate to bring in more traffic.
Stocks are lower, with Oracle's weakness weighing on the Nasdaq and making it the worst performer of the major indices.
A restaurant worker group says boosting the federally mandated pay would significantly lift living standards for millions.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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