The focus is on the consumer with quarterly summaries due from Best Buy, Home Depot and Target.
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank told investors that sales of women's products currently make up 30 percent of the Baltimore-based company's business.
Shares of the retailer dropped 6% last week on news that September same-store sales declined 3 percent.
Ahead of the possible government shutdown, Bernanke knows that what matters is the future, not the past.
The bad news about its sheer yoga pants continues, meaning investors should steer clear of the trendy apparel maker.
Fusion-io is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Fifth Third Bancorp is downgraded to 'market perform.'
The conglomerate is preparing a spinoff of its US consumer financing business, continuing its major push to trim finance assets, firm up capital and liquidity.
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