Is Kroger making a mistake with its acquisition of the regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter?
The acquisition of Harris Teeter will mean an additional 212 stores, many of them in wealthy college towns, for the nation's largest grocery chain.
Stocks are higher as Alcoa unofficially kicks off earnings season with a better-than-expected report.
The grocery store chain shows that even when a giant like Wal-Mart invades its turf, it can still succeed.
After 2 days of heavy selling, US markets are poised to gain at the open on this quadruple-witching day.
Following Wednesday's sell-off after the Fed signaled a possible tapering later this year, the downbeat Chinese manufacturing data further weighed on markets.
FedEx, CarMax and Kroger report earnings. National Association of Homebuilders releases housing market index. Big Data companies continue to dominate headlines.
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Analysts are looking for strong revenue and profit growth from the grocer.
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