Support levels have been tested after the recent spike in interest rates. Can shares hold their ground here?
The minutes from the central bank's latest policy meeting offer little guidance.
It sure is a perplexing picture as Target joins Wal-Mart and Macy's with poor results, while Home Depot, Lowe's and Urban Outfitters soar.
Stocks are lower as buyers sit on the sidelines ahead of the release of the minutes from the last FOMC meeting.
Investors await the latest policy meeting details, which could shed light on when the central bank might begin to wind down its bond-buying program.
Lowe's, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch report earnings. July's new home sales figures will be announced. US government moves to block US Airways-American merger.
When Home Depot and Lowe's report, we'll have a better idea of how the sector is doing.
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