"It was said the recession was officially over in 2009, but consumers aren't behaving that way," one analyst said.
Urban legend or not, Friday the 13th has been an unlucky day for many, judging from the mutimillion-dollar accidents that have occurred on the day.
Starbucks stock retreated in heavy volume after a report suggested the coffee chain's growth may be losing some steam.
The chain is testing a mobile payment and ordering iPhone app at six locations. A national rollout of the program could occur within the year, a spokesperson said.