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Aug 19- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of videogame products, said Chief Executive Paul Raines underwent an unexpected surgery last week for a small cancerous brain tumor. GameStop also said the six-week treatment period will not interfere with Raines' "continued leadership" of the company.
NEW YORK— GameStop Corp. said Tuesday that its CEO, Paul Raines, had surgery last week to remove a cancerous brain tumor. The prognosis for a full recovery is "very good," GameStop said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Aug 19- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of videogame products, said Chief Executive Paul Raines underwent an unexpected surgery last week for a small cancerous brain tumor. Raines, who will be undergoing chemotherapy, will restrict his travel during the expected six week of treatment, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Markets are more likely to get a schooling on the labor market than a road map for rate hikes when the Fed meets in Jackson Hole in the week ahead.
*Russia denies report Ukraine engaged Russia armored column. *VIX jumps on Russia, Ukraine concerns. Markets had opened higher on hopes of easing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, but shed those gains following the statement from Ukraine, which added later that its forces had come under shellfire from Russia.
NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. USEC Inc. fell 10.2 percent to $5.52. Aspen Aerogels Inc. fell 10.0 percent to $9.39.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- An Activision Blizzard executive said on Tuesday the company's upcoming "Destiny" shooter game has set a video game industry record as the most pre-ordered new title.
Activision Publishing Chief Executive Eric Hirshberg, speaking at the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne, Germany, said the game is "the most pre-ordered new IP in history," according to video game retailer GameStop.
A stock market decline provided opportunity to buy quality names at a discount, several pros say.
Even with this week's weakness, Amazon.com stock has been outperforming rival retailers though it will likely face a fairly volatile trading day after it reports.
Of companies announcing earnings this week, subprime lender World Acceptance has the most shorted stock, according to data from Markit.
While Q2 has been a time of slump for companies like GameStop and Lam Research, some appear on the edge of redemption. USAT reports.
It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites
It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Stocks rose Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its first weekly advance in three, after a better-than-expected housing report.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers: Aeropostale, Hewlett-Packard & more.
Hewlett-Packard and Gap are among those making headlines after the bell Thursday.
May 22- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of videogame products, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to continued demand for new game consoles from Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp.. Net profit rose to $68.0 million, or 59 cents per share, in the first quarter ended May 3 from $54.6 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier.
Stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with initial jobless claims rising last week.
Stocks are likely to take their cue from the bond market, as traders worry low yields are a warning the economy isn't springing back.