This year many cash-rich companies have been repurchasing their own shares ahead of the possible end of the Bush-era tax cuts.
Hurricane Sandy could become one more caveat, one more 'lost day' that couldn't be made up that shouldn't matter at all.
The online retailer posts a loss for the third quarter, but investors are utterly unfazed by its consistently poor earnings.
Stocks slide as the International Monetary Fund lowers global growth forecasts for the second time since April.
With its share price plummeting and profits dwindling, the electronics chain parts ways with its CEO.
The distressed company can try to rearrange the deck chairs, but its ship seems lost.
Stocks slide as protests in Greece and Spain ratchet up investor anxiety.
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