Store renovations, new brands and pricing promotions will drive customer traffic and ultimately profitability.
The list of outperforming sectors points to more good fortune next year, but it might not be advisable to back up the truck just yet.
These stocks -- among 2012's worst performers -- offer a year-end trading opportunity.
Gifting stock you no longer want is a real win-win for the holidays.
Consumer buying patterns produce some big holiday winners.
Not seeing a positive blip in a longer-term negative story could cost you.
Discussions over next tranche of aid among Troika members are ongoing.
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