If you aren't in 1 of these 3 areas, you are playing an earnings-and-macro game that rides more on luck than skill.
Stocks move higher as quarterly results from 3 Dow members provide hope that earnings season may not be as bad as feared.
Third-quarter earnings point the way for Alcoa, Intel, Infosys, and Johnson & Johnson.
Apple initiated with 'neutral,' and Netflix downgraded to 'underperform.'
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Revenue per employee is one way to measure a company's efficiency. Based on that, the energy giant tops the mega-caps.
Dow sheds 125 points to below 13,000. Weak economic data out of Japan, South Korea and Europe put the focus back on international issues. US retailers report generally better-than-expected sales, while jobless claims remain flat.
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