For one reason, companies like Wal-Mart and Gap have nixed proposals for independent inspections as being too costly and binding.
The collapse of a building housing several companies is the latest deadly incident involving apparel producers.
Toll Brothers is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Nordstrom is initiated with a 'buy.'
The buffoonery of Ron Johnson opened the floodgates for every other retailer.
Hewlett-Packard is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Groupon is initiated with a 'sell' at UBS.
Cold weather across the US brought slumping sales for many stores as shoppers shunned spring clothing and outdoor goods.
We'll hit some kind of 'new normal' as the shock of the smaller paychecks wears off and consumers reset their priorities.
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