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Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.
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Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher after some big news out of the sector.
U.S. futures remained slightly lower ahead of the open Thursday after Wal-Mart posted a 1.1 percent rise in third-quarter U.S. sales, compared to the same quarter last year, and U.S. mortgage applications pushed higher last week.
Weekly jobless claims are a big item for markets Thursday, but the earnings of retailers could ring up some early signals about the holiday season. Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. retailer, reports third quarter earnings ahead of the opening bell, as does department store chain Kohl's.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Nov. 12.
This has been a momentous quarter for Disney spacer, between an overhaul of the movie division...a major acquisition, and progress towards theme park expansion in China and a new production facility.
Ahead of Disney's earnings, due after the bell Thursday, the Magic Kingdom announced a major movie studio restructuring, reorganizing its marketing, distribution and operations and announcing promotions and new positions. CEO Bob Iger has blamed the studio's disappointing performance over the past year or so on weak product and marketing. This is just the latest step to focus and streamline the studio on Disney-branded, franchise-friendly movies.
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Today Disney is bringing an old story into a new high-tech dimension: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" is the widest digital 3-D release ever. Of the movie's 3,683 theaters in the US, 2,035 are 3-D, including 181 Imax screens. The movie is also opening this weekend in 18 countries around the world, with many of those screens in 3-D.
On a week where the Dow closes above 10K, gold tops $1,100 and unemployment hits 10.2%, the markets shrug off negative data to end the week up over 3%.
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Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.