Exxon Mobil initiated with a 'buy,' and Texas Instruments downgraded to 'neutral.'
Reports show contraction in China's manufacturing activity and in the eurozone's private sector. US jobless claims fall by 3,000, but the level remains high. The Philly Fed's manufacturing index improves slightly, while leading indicators slip.
Customers will earn points through purchases, and electronic health records will help stores give them personalized advice.
Stocks slump on weak economic data from the US and China.
The drugstore lowers sales guidance for the year, and the open source software provider reports weak billings.
The largest US drugstore chain makes a deal with the European pharmacy, health and beauty group Alliance Boots.
The chain suffers for a fifth straight month after the termination of a contract with a key pharmacy benefits manager.
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