The fiscal deal sparks construction and defense stocks for now. Alcoa and Constellation Brands will report earnings.
September unemployment declined to nearly a 4-year low as employers added 114,000 jobs. Zynga shares continue to tumble. Facebook shares fall on Zynga concerns. Avon's former CEO steps down as executive chairman.
As the market rally has made equities expensive, it's hard to find relatively strong ones at attractive valuations.
With the deal, the wine and spirits company adds 3 California pinot noir labels.
The Crown Imports deal is a major coup, but STZ still has issues.
Stocks remain up despite a low consumer confidence reading.
The BlackBerry maker continues to disappoint, and the alcoholic beverage company buys the remaining of Crown Imports.
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