The home-furnishings chain is only the latest retailer to serve up a disappointing outlook as consumer malaise spreads.
The much-ballyhooed Spanish bank bailout deserved the scorn it earned, on closer look.
The chain doesn't have McDonald's margins, brand or global reach, but it does pay a 2.8% dividend.
The market has been punishing these former favorites, but their businesses remain in top shape.
Survey shows a majority of investors committed to little more than select US large caps and a sizable cushion of cash.
Several of the best-performing overseas stocks are still no pricier than the plodding domestic alternatives.
The hedge fund legend recently stuffed $77 million into a mattress stock that has continued to sag. He's likely to come out ahead sooner rather than later.
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