US markets are set to continue recent declines as Japanese economic growth slows.
JCPenney is both upgraded and downgraded, and Starbucks is upgraded to 'buy.'
Stocks are higher as a report on rising home prices along with some better-than-expected earnings reports support the market.
Family Dollar is downgraded to 'equal weight,' and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
The hospital operator is buying smaller rival $21 a share. Expect more such deals to come.
Tesla is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Marvell is upgraded to 'positive.'
Stocks are higher following the unexpected early release of minutes from the Fed's last rate-setting meeting.
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