New York's financial markets resumed trading as 'normal' Wednesday.
Zynga downgraded to 'neutral,' and First Solar is downgraded to 'negative.'
Stocks rise as initial jobless claims remain below 370,000 for another week.
Jobless claims climb less than expected, and US factory orders fall less than forecast. The ECB holds rates steady as Draghi says the ECB is ready to buy bonds. Google warns of more cuts at Motorola. Facebook now has 1 billion active users.
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
The apparel retailer plans to open more stores, enhance online and mobile marketing, and increase wholesale distribution in Europe and Asia.
The retailer extends its largest event of the year -- and the strategy pays off.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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