The world's largest do-it-yourself retailer puts profitability before growth.
Forget the conspiracy theories about rigged data. The latest jobs numbers are bullish for retailers and consumer products companies.
The massive home improvement chain is shuttering all seven of its big-box stores in China -- even while competitors like Ikea are making money hand over fist.
It may be time for investors to think twice before they ascribe any kind of premium to companies that have trumpeted their success in building a presence in China.
The home-improvement chain didn't find enough customer interest in a country where it's more common to call in professionals to have work done.
Stocks are higher as Thursday's Fed-sparked rally continues.
Without some kind of October surprise, they'll need a different approach to make up for Thursday's missed opportunity.
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