Offline retailers like Wal-Mart and Sears are lowering prices to stay competitive with the e-tail giant.
But the retailer's struggles are far from over.
Shares of Facebook slump as their lockup period ends. Jobless claims rise and housing starts decline, while building permits jump to a 4-year high. Wal-Mart slips on a disappointing outlook. Cisco rallies on a dividend hike.
The company and its offshoot will be closely linked, but what will happen with Lands' End?
Japan reports weak growth, and Greece logs yet another quarter of contraction. Motorola Mobility will lay off 4,000 workers. Groupon posts earnings after the close.
The pieces are all falling into place for a great year for the nation's top retailer.
The company built a valuable real-estate portfolio by placing stores at shopping centers across the country. Now many are falling out of favor.
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