The tax burden on US corporations has fallen since the last major tax overhaul in 1986. Simply, it's a deal too good to give up.
Makers of consumer staples are resorting to aggressive discounts as Americans struggle to open their wallets.
The company tries to calm worries as Steve Bennett is terminated, but investors still take the stock below $20.
This is a company that does $74 billion in annual sales. An extra hundred million bucks or so -- or a similar loss if the move backfires -- won't alter the course of its stock.
This great retail story isn't unraveling yet, but it's picking up some snags.
Investors will be on the lookout for signs that declines in earnings have bottomed and that profit margins have improved.
Wal-Mart's shares tumble on a weak outlook. That means other store chains are also vulnerable.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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