New York manufacturing activity contracts, but consumer prices remain unchanged, industrial output increases and builders' confidence improves. Staples shares skid after disappointing results. Deere is also down after missing estimates.
The giant discount retailer gains increasing ground among both bargain-hunters and upscale shoppers looking for value buys.
The auction giant is testing the service in San Francisco. Is this the future of online retail?
One of the First Lady's favorite clothing retailers is trying its luck in the world's most populous nation, but Chinese shoppers may be puzzled by the brand.
Stocks slide following the European Central Bank president's press conference.
The company is attempting to reinvigorate its online role-playing game by offering a free-to-play version.
Tiffany and Blue Nile also drop as investors expect luxury retailers to sag. Meanwhile, budget sellers like Target and Wal-Mart are having a strong year.
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