Forget Coca-Cola, Starbucks or McDonald's -- Harley-Davidson is riding high on its unparalleled brand strength and an improving economy.
Strong Asian and European manufacturing reports boost global stocks, and US markets seem set to follow.
The luxury automaker's sales to female buyers have doubled in the US over the past 2 years and now make up 15% of overall sales in North America.
Alcoa and Family Dollar to report earnings. Oil breaks above the $100 mark. Honda teams up with General Motors. Retail sector to report June chain store sales.
Ford is likely to outpace competitors in June, after gaining more than a point of market share in the first 5 months of the year.
The LGBT community has serious buying power, nearly $800 billion worth in this country alone.
The well-received new Corolla should help the Japanese carmaker continue its rebound from earlier, costly missteps.
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