Growth reports in Germany and France come in better than forecast. Retail sales in the US increase for the first time in 4 months. Groupon shares plunge to record low on a revenue miss and lowered outlook. Home Depot climbs as it beats expectations.
The daily-deals site beats expectations on profit but falls short on revenue.
Japan reports weak growth, and Greece logs yet another quarter of contraction. Motorola Mobility will lay off 4,000 workers. Groupon posts earnings after the close.
The founders of Facebook, Groupon and Zynga watch their on-paper wealth plummet as investors flee their companies' stocks.
Facebook's slowing growth disappointed investors, and its stock price hit an all-time low. Is the party over?
The stock hits an all-time low with earnings just around the corner.
With the founders firmly in charge, it seems they sometimes have other priorities, which makes this writer mad.
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