Stocks are lower but off earlier lows as investors digest a batch of mixed domestic economic data.
Stocks recover from morning lows, sparked by House Speaker John Boehner's optimism that a deal can be reached with the White House.
Mosaic is also downgraded to 'neutral,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Stocks fall as investors await Federal Reserve minutes.
July home sales show market strength. Investors hope central bank policymakers will hint at more stimulus. Japan's trade deficit heightens worries about a global slowdown. Dell warns of a tough second half.
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Deere is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Home Depot is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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