Stores that made big bets in the country are now finding credit card transactions canceled and shoppers increasingly skittish as the ruble plunges.
This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
Fusion-io is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Fifth Third Bancorp is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Applied Materials, Estee Lauder, Nordstrom on Thursday's earnings scorecard.
Consumers are such a mixed bag that the Fed may have to put off tapering.
These companies scored big surprises in the second quarter -- and according to this trend, they should continue rising for the next few months or longer.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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