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1st paragraph of U.S. office supply retailer Staples left the price of its offer for Corporate Express unchanged on Tuesday and said it plans to launch a hostile bid. should go here
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Stocks pulled back in afternoon trading Wednesday, led by financials, as news on Ambac trickled out.
Stocks shot higher Wednesday after a better-than-expected reading on the services sector.
Stocks declined Tuesday, with financials taking a beating after news of more fallout from the subprime mess at Citigroup. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices receded.
Stocks declined Tuesday after dismal corporate news about Intel and Citigroup.
U.S. stock index futures pointed lower Tuesday, with no major data expected and with corporate news adding to investors' gloomy mood.
Any way you look at it, the main story today is lowering earnings estimates. Whether you look at Merrill slashing Citi's estimates, or Intel cutting its gross margin forecast, or downbeat comments from Barnes and Noble and Staples, the implications of the commentary on these companies is that things are not improving and, in some cases, weakness may continue into the second half of the year.
Staples Tuesday said its quarterly profit was roughly flat as international sales helped offset a slowdown in North American stores, but the No. 1 office retailer lowered its full-year outlook, citing a weak economic climate.
It's clear that Michael Dell's honeymoon period is over, and that investors are looking for tangible results from the turnaround strategy he has implemented since returning to his namesake company as CEO. The question though is whether this is merely a dead-cat bounce, or whether Dell is truly beginning to turn things around.
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Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Wednesday as H-P earnings inspired investors to think long term.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a report on consumer prices raised concerns -- in an already jittery market -- about the Federal Reserve's reaction.