Stocks tumble as several corporate giants report disappointing earnings for the third quarter.
Increased seasonal hiring brings big gifts for job seekers, including the potential for continued full-time work after the holidays end.
With rivals like Wal-Mart and Target taking market share, the outlook for traditional grocers is bleak.
A map of the coffee giant's locations turns up some interesting details. For example, the farthest you can get from a company-owned shop in America is 140 miles.
The mobile phone software maker flexes its legal muscle.
Stocks rise as initial jobless claims remain below 370,000 for another week.
Jobless claims climb less than expected, and US factory orders fall less than forecast. The ECB holds rates steady as Draghi says the ECB is ready to buy bonds. Google warns of more cuts at Motorola. Facebook now has 1 billion active users.
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