Hershey is expanding globally, and Japan is already proving to be a hot market for one of its products.
Problems keep stacking up for the consumer electronics company, and little relief is in sight.
The ECB downplays a report about planned bond buying to stem the region's debt crisis. Aetna will buy Coventry Health in a $5.7 billion deal. Lowe's slumps on weak earnings. Apple hits a new high as Facebook is up from new low.
But the retailer's struggles are far from over.
The world's largest retailer reports a mediocre quarter in the US.
Shares of Facebook slump as their lockup period ends. Jobless claims rise and housing starts decline, while building permits jump to a 4-year high. Wal-Mart slips on a disappointing outlook. Cisco rallies on a dividend hike.
Stocks move in a narrow range, little affected by the day's slew of economic reports.
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