Stocks are lower after disappointing economic reports from the US and from China.
The Dow dips below 13,000 after a key manufacturing index declines. Ford, GM and Chrysler post sales gains. Europe is in focus ahead of an ECB meeting. Netflix sinks on an Amazon streaming deal.
Retail stocks are fluctuating on earnings reports and analyst calls.
For a number of reasons, customers are fleeing pay TV.
The company has turned its focus to improving its customer base and has tightened its customer credit standards.
Tiffany, Ford and Nike are among iMedia's list of advertisers successfully leveraging Facebook's Instagram.
Since emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, MGM has returned to profitability.
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The company is lowering its soda machine projections for the second half of the year, however.
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