Markets are set for a higher open ahead of jobless claims data.
The bears have been prowling around the electronics and office products companies, while leaving some other retailers alone for a while.
While the saving's impact is not expected to be substantial, the refinancing increases the firm's borrowing capacity.
Stocks are mixed as investors appear to be in a holding pattern until more clarity on the fiscal cliff emerges.
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.
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