In another inauspicious sign, the president says his massive Affordable Care Act will face a rocky rollout.
The health care overhaul is prompting some schools to reduce adjunct professors' work time to avoid paying for health insurance.
Moviegoers are vowing to boycott the country's biggest theater chain after it slashes employees' hours to avoid the new law.
EBay is upgraded to 'buy,' and Yahoo is downgraded to 'hold.'
Natural disasters and severe inclement weather create significant opportunities for equities, both positive and negative.
Panera Bread is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Yelp is initiated with a 'market perform.'
Stocks pare earlier gains and turn mixed after the consumer sentiment survey disappoints.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Casual dining restaurant chains have jumped on the happy hour train with deals on drinks and snacks -- maybe enough for dinner.
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