Both chains have struggled against Costco and Amazon since the 2008 market crash, and they might announce a deal this week. Two probable results are closed stores and job losses.
An internal memo says higher payroll taxes and delayed tax refunds are killing early sales for the month. The shares are the biggest drag on the Dow.
Rachel Fox, the 16-year-old who played Kayla Scavo on ABC, says she sees a 64% trading return per year. And she wants to teach you how.
Maybe, a news report suggests, and it boosted the stock late Tuesday. But a breakup is just one option that HP's board may consider if it decides to formally study the question.
Stocks recoup much of Monday's loss, but the Dow falls back after reaching 14,014. Michael Dell's $24 billion bid for his own company is a spark. Apple rises. Investors cheer Disney and Chipotle results.
The blue-chip index hits its highest level since October 2007. The S&P 500 also reaches a 5-year high. Employers add 157,000 jobs in January; November and December gains were better than thought. The unemployment rate ticks up to 7.9%.
The bond king is worried that massive credit expansion -- not just deficit spending -- is a threat to the global economy. His advice includes buying hard assets like gold.
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