A more than 30-cent drop from last year puts cash back in consumers' pockets and could help counter recent cuts.
Coca-Cola, Fifth Third and US Bancorp to report earnings. J.C. Penny makes another CEO change. Family Dollar's full year forecast weaker than expected.
Toll Brothers is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Nordstrom is initiated with a 'buy.'
Markets are set for a higher open ahead of jobless claims data.
Japan announces easing policy, as investors await the FOMC meeting details.
Shares of the retailer plunge after the company fires its CEO.
Employees don't have to steal a dime for their records to be permanently tarred in databases used by Target, CVS and other stores.
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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.
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In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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