Forget the conspiracy theories about rigged data. The latest jobs numbers are bullish for retailers and consumer products companies.
Demand in the world's most populous country declines for the first time in three years, prompting the sports apparel maker to slash prices.
The watchmaker's pessimistic earnings alert has a familiar ring to it.
More weak reports could be the symptom of a bigger problem.
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
Middle-class consumers should be heartened by the luxury retailer's results.
Traders are taking a wait-and-see approach ahead of Bernanke's speech Friday and the ECB chief's address Saturday. Apple surges on a court victory in a patent battle with Samsung.
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With Europe mired in recession, China faltering, commodities declining and stocks looking vulnerable, investors seeking safety will look to the greenback.
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