Keep your costs down and don't settle for meager returns if playing catch-up.
The brand-name food company buys the private label maker because it must -- the trend is too powerful not to.
The stock's addition to the S&P 500 makes the chain even more attractive.
Stocks are down, giving back some of the 4% advance seen last week by both the S&P and Nasdaq.
The growth in seasonal spending is slowing as economic uncertainty looms.
The electronics chain hopes some mobile trickery will get customers to the store to actually buy something.
Did the strikes threatened by frustrated employees make a difference? Perhaps over the long run.
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