The warning drumbeats about corporate profits are sounding once more. This time, prudent investors should take heed.
Retail stocks are fluctuating on earnings reports and analyst calls.
AK Steel is upgraded to 'buy,' and VeriFone is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Stocks rise and the S&P manages to take and hold the 1,400 level, at least for now.
MetroPCS is upgraded to 'outperform,' and J.C. Penney is initiated at 2 firms.
Most seem poised for troubled second-quarter numbers. But there's one that's hanging in there.
The market has been punishing these former favorites, but their businesses remain in top shape.
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With sales suffering as a string of novelty menu items missed the mark, the fast-food chain's latest offering is a good old-fashioned sandwich with bacon.
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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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