Earnings growth is modest at best as companies have struggled to show rising revenue. The dollar is a big part of the problem. So is economic weakness in Europe and China.
Stocks are lower again as disappointing guidance from the world's largest retailer weighed on the Dow and sentiment in general.
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.
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