Troubles in Europe are not confined to one country and according to a report, France is a ticking 'time bomb.'
Earnings growth is modest at best as companies have struggled to show rising revenue. The dollar is a big part of the problem. So is economic weakness in Europe and China.
The post-PC era does not bode well for these aging companies.
But it makes sense that no other stock follows it higher.
The business sector is no stranger to the types of revelations now coming to light about David Petraeus.
The data company's product cycles and growth capabilities are strong.
In order to avoid obscurity from providing only office supplies, Staples works out a deal that gives it a revenue boost and possibly a new customer or two.
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