The impact of 2 million furloughed federal employees isn't quite like Superstorm Sandy. It's more like Hurricane Cruz, and there's no making up for lost business.
The listing is likely to set off a scramble between the NYSE and Nasdaq over the right to bring China's most valuable e-commerce company public.
Investors await economic releases, including consumer sentiment and personal income data, as well as the Chicago-area manufacturing data.
A merger between the two exchanges may set the stage for an entirely new kind of competition among financial marketplaces.
Will the Oracle of Omaha step up as a buyer of the exchange?
Baidu is upgraded to 'neutral,' and Stifel initiates restaurant stocks.
These companies are among our favorites in the sector for the second half.
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