Stocks are higher and the S&P crossed above 1,700 for the first time after jobless claims fell to lowest level in nearly 6 years.
JCPenney is both upgraded and downgraded, and Starbucks is upgraded to 'buy.'
Now that we know the review site can make money in mobile, there are two ways this story could play out -- and both are winners.
Sprint is reinstated with an 'underperform,' Michael Kors is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Sprint is both upgraded and downgraded, and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and Citigroup initiates Internet stocks.
Residents of an upscale San Jose apartment complex are ruing the day these seasonal workers moved in and started partying.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Fed's latest statement confirms that it won't be coming to the rescue of depositors soon, but these institutions are worth following anyway.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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