Investors are cautious as the Federal Reserve's tapering of its stimulus program remains in the spotlight.
Lowe's, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch report earnings. July's new home sales figures will be announced. US government moves to block US Airways-American merger.
Lululemon is initiated with a 'buy,' and AMD is downgraded to 'underweight.'
Las Vegas Sands is upgraded to 'buy,' and Francesca's is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Critics accused the store of using its novelty items to promote substance abuse. Health experts say America's prescribing itself enough problems as it is.
However, the overall revenue growth will remain healthy owing to the retailer's strong direct-to-consumer channel.
With the dollar firming but gold lower, investors await Fed chief Bernanke's comments Wednesday.
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The Detroit automaker recalled 1.6 million vehicles last month -- several years after a deadly problem was discovered.
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