J.C. Penney is downgraded to 'sell,' and Red Robin is upgraded to 'buy.'
Stocks are higher as Chinese trade data beat expectations, though skepticism about China's economic reports remains.
ValueClick is downgraded to 'hold,' and Bed Bath & Beyond is downgraded to 'cautious.'
Alpha Natural is downgraded to 'sell,' and Michael Kors is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Clothing companies' reactions to the building collapse that killed more than 600 workers comes up short, PR experts say.
The retailer spent a king's ransom to hire former CEO Ron Johnson and his top 3 lieutenants. The results weren't pretty.
The troubled electronics titan's CEO and other honchos declined bonuses worth 30% to 50% of their pay as their products lose ground.
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