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Economists expect to see an increase of 0.2 percent when February retail sales are reported on Thursday, better than January's 0.4 percent decline.
Yet another warning flag was raised Wednesday over the high-priced junk bond market.
Companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Gamemaker King revealed in an SEC filing that shareholders are willing to raise money for IPO to raise its value as high as $7.6 billion.
Cascading copper prices have multiple root causes that lead to one conclusion: The anticipated global economic recovery may not be all it's cracked up to be.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The U.S. Senate approved Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin to be the No. 2 official at the Treasury Department.
There is worry that the recent decline in copper and China's economic woes might be the start of a wider correction.
Lower-cost ETFs are enjoying record inflows and increased popularity as a vehicle for higher yields and downside protection in a bond bear market.
Pushing Fannie and Freddie private is a good thing for investors — and GDP growth. Why should the government stop there?, asks Michael Yoshikami.
Happy Wednesday. There's a storm coming but we promise this will be the last one of the winter ... maybe.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The Labor Department proposed a new rule that would make it easier for 401(k) plan owners and their employers to determine fees and expenses.
Wary financial markets are watching the decline in copper, to see if the red metal is acting as a fire alarm for the global economy.
The gamemaker best known for the hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga expects to price its U.S. IPO of 22.2 million shares at between $21 and $24 a share.
Companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman renewed his attack on Herbalife on Tuesday.
Detroit looks to emerge as at least a survivor if not a winner from its bankruptcy, with bondholders and municipal borrowers the biggest losers.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Gold, up 10 percent already this year, is likely to move higher as investors seek safety, ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.