Stocks recover from morning lows, sparked by House Speaker John Boehner's optimism that a deal can be reached with the White House.
Markets were upbeat despite the OECD cutting growth forecasts of large economies.
News Corp. dabbles in M&A, housing data lift Lennar, and Green Mountain finds a new CEO. Tiffany and Ann will report Q3 earnings.
Stocks are mixed as a large write-down, and associated charges of fraud, from Hewlett-Packard overshadow better-than-expected US housing data.
Research in Motion is upgraded to 'hold,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
JetBlue is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Allergan is initiated with a 'buy' at SunTrust
These brands appeal to both consumers and retailers because they tend to be cheaper and have higher gross margins.
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