This deterioration suggests the stock market could be vulnerable in the second half of the year.
The Dow jumps 109 points after rising as many as 191. Oil-price jitters and rising rates trim gains. Those factors and the Fed may weigh on markets Tuesday.
The retailer's growth is slowing and management is missing the mark.
Demand for tools and materials has driven the retailer's stock higher, despite worries about the housing recovery.
Investors will benefit as consumers boost spending on home renovation and furnishings.
In this installment of Investor Beat: is the run over for dividend stocks if the Fed changes course?
Consumer confidence is up, but the stock market might overheat.
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