Stocks pare earlier losses after new European easing measures and signs of improvement in the US labor market.
Oracle is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Medivation is initiated with a 'buy.'
Retailers are downgraded at Citigroup, and News Corp. is upgraded to 'buy.'
Not all heavily shorted stocks are to be shunned.
NetApp is downgraded to 'sector perform,' and retailers are initiated at UBS.
As of last year, China had more than a million millionaires -- and not only do they love to shop, they adore brand names like Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
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The Street's 'corrective action' made an attractive company that is growing profitability even more appetizing.
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