Netflix and Twitter know the younger generation better than most investors think.
News out of China was positive for stocks, yet futures were stalled ahead of earnings for major stateside companies.
Stocks are mixed, with the Dow managing to cross back into positive ground near noon.
He was long JC Penney, which is sliding, and short Herbalife, which could rebound.
These companies are especially vulnerable in this volatile market.
The job market improved last year, but pink slips kept coming at major names like HP, Pepsi and Citigroup. One common thread was troubled CEOs.
After years of competition, the electronics manufacturer finds a way to beat the iPad maker out of the game.
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