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One boasts the world's biggest virtual marketplace, while the dominant brick-and-mortar retailer is coming on strong in e-commerce. Where should you shop?
Bribery investigations and lackluster sales dog the world's largest retailer.
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Just because they are fierce competitors doesn't mean these two big-box retailers are the same kind of investments. Should investors own both?
Shoppers have only themselves to blame for earlier sale times at Wal-Mart and Target.
Shares fall nearly 13% as investors continue to be skeptical about CEO Ron Johnson's turnaround strategy. To entice shoppers during the holidays, Penney will give away buttons with codes that could lead to prizes such as a Disneyland trip.
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