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The news was not particularly good today, and so a modest drop was certainly a decent performance. Consider: 1) semis weak on AMD's poor guidance 2) materials mixed on Alcoa below estimates 3) Fed minutes full of concern about economic slowdown
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Stocks struggled back to level ground after investors shrugged off a slew of bad news from technology companies, real estate and banks.
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The vacancy rate at U.S. strip malls rose to the highest level since 1996 in the first quarter of 2008, while that for big malls reached levels unseen since 2002, research firm Reis said on Friday.
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Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.
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Stocks opened flat Friday as investors shrugged off a worse-than-expected March employment report.
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Apple's iTunes online music store has surpassed Wal-Mart Stores to become the largest music retailer in the United States, the company said on Thursday, citing industry data.
Stocks logged another lackluster session Thursday in the wake of Tuesday's spectacular rally as the market digested a mixed bag of economic data and a congressional hearing on the Bear Stearns bailout.
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Stocks closed lower Friday after a profit warning from J.C. Penney, which renewed fears about slower consumer spending. Financials and techs caved in after earlier attempts to rally.
Stocks advanced Friday, boosted by benign inflation data and an upgrade on Lehman Brothers.