Gaming establishments are feeling threats from new competition, online gambling, anti-casino activists and consumer saturation.
The retailing giant is one of several bidders reportedly interested in purchasing parts of Hostess Brands.
The central bank will buy more bonds to keep interest rates at ultra-low levels until unemployment drops below 6.5%. A goal is to try to offset any fiscal cliff effects. Stocks churn higher, then fade.
The controversy over new legislation in Michigan is drawing new attention to these statutes and their impact on unions and businesses.
The Federal Reserve may say interest rates will remain low for at least 2 years. The Dow and S&P 500 enjoy their 5th straight gains. An Apple rally that began Monday boosts the Nasdaq. Dollar General's caution hurt discount retailers.
The state's governor is expected to sign union dues legislation after President Obama derides it as 'right to work for less money.'
Ford, GM and Chrysler aren't touching the state's legislative dustup over union dues.
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