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NEW YORK— Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise— or sleep— their four-legged friends are getting. Whistle is similar to popular activity trackers designed for humans. At $129, it is as pricey as some of the latest human fitness trackers from the likes of FitBit and Jawbone.
WASHINGTON— PetSmart is recalling about 10,200 of its 1.75 gallon glass fish bowls because of a laceration hazard. The fish bowls were sold for about $20 exclusively at PetSmart stores nationwide from February to September last year. Consumers should immediately stop using the fish bowl and return it to a PetSmart store for a full refund.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Coca-Cola Co., up $1.45 to $40.18. MasterCard Inc., up 97 cents to $72.15.
Four months later, Age Group and PetSmart struck a deal under which PetSmart would buy Stewart-branded pet products from Age Group. Martha Stewart Living disparaged Age Group to PetSmart and withheld approval of pet products to try to get PetSmart to contract directly with Martha Stewart Living, according to the complaint.
The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day. "As long as the market can close on a positive note, it sends a signal to investors that there are bargains in the market still to be had," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial.
While the markets are hoping to see a March thaw, reports of February data in the week ahead may show the economy is still feeling a bit chilled.
When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.
The Arizona governor has until Saturday to act on a bill that would let businesses refuse service to gays and lesbians.
Gov. Jan Brewer is under pressure to veto a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbians on the basis of religious freedom.
Arizona could risk losing outside business investments unless Gov. Brewer vetoes SB1062, which expands ability of people and companies to use religious freedom to justify their conduct. PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt urges the governor to veto this bill.
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Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Friday's midday movers.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Wall Street on Friday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Some traders are convinced the stock market is poised to move higher into the year end, and the week ahead may provide more proof of that.
What's the game plan? Watch these earnings! They should reveal volumes about the health of the economy.
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PetSmart became the latest retailer to comment on expected sales softness in the wake of a three-week partial government shutdown.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers: