The rally shows its strength by shrugging off weakness in Japan and worries about next week's Fed meeting. Exxon, Chevron and Whole Foods report results.
The coffee giant reported close to a perfect quarter.
An executive with the supermarket chain says he has 'a good feeling' about the store that opened June 5 in the economically strapped city.
With earnings season underway, investors are being reminded that nosebleed valuations can lead to serious losses.
Is Kroger making a mistake with its acquisition of the regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter?
Empirical evidence suggests this investment strategy works.
Also, a couple of other well-known names are facing stiff challenges.
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The apparel chain takes a hard hit after blaming the weather for its quarterly sales decline. But cold temperatures don't explain the drop in full-year sales as well.
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