Stocks are up slightly, holding on to modest gains after dipping briefly into negative ground.
The discount retailer's stock rises on better-than-expected earnings.
US markets are set for a lower open following Chinese imports and exports report and ahead of the release of minutes from the Fed policy meeting from June.
Alcoa and Family Dollar to report earnings. Oil breaks above the $100 mark. Honda teams up with General Motors. Retail sector to report June chain store sales.
Oracle, VMware are downgraded to 'sell,' and Dollar Tree is initiated with a 'buy .'
Molson Coors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Yelp is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The Internet retailer is more than just the Wal-Mart of the Web. It's competing with -- and often beating -- some tech heavyweights in the lucrative area of online services.
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