Alcoa kicks off the season Tuesday, and Wells Fargo is set to post results Friday.
Stocks are mixed as the financials lead the Dow higher and Apple weighs on the Nasdaq.
The retail giant's plans to roll out more of its 'neighborhood markets' could be bad news for urban bargain shops.
Milk, batteries and other supplies are flying off shelves as residents scramble to prepare for Sandy.
With rivals like Wal-Mart and Target taking market share, the outlook for traditional grocers is bleak.
Some feed lots and dairy farms are using Cap'n Crunch cereal and other sugary treats as a substitute for corn on a limited basis.
Faced with stiff competition from big-box retailers, traditional grocery chains are struggling to survive. Here's the list of stores that will close.
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