An even tighter squeeze may lie ahead for Bed Bath & Beyond.
The Dow is down nearly 200 points after disappointing forward-looking commentary from Wal-Mart and Cisco, as well as a raft of economic data.
The discount giant joins other big chains in posting disappointing results and tepid outlooks. But it seems to be faring worse overall.
Investors also remain concerned over when the Fed will begin to taper its stimulus programs.
But in jabbing at the magazine's wages for its interns, the retailer confuses seasonal student laborers with full-time workers.
The next few weeks could be volatile after the market hit new highs in July. Disney, meanwhile, will be this week's big earnings report.
About 80% support a boost to the federal baseline rate, according to a poll. One reason may be that more Americans are working low-paying jobs.
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