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Dow Sheds 59 on Ugly Reports

Indices decline on bad news from Toyota, Walgreens

(Newser) - Stocks fell today after Toyota warned of looming losses and Walgreen announced a reduction in profit, MarketWatch reports. Amid light trading volume, the Dow dropped 59.42 to close at 8,519.69, the Nasdaq fell 31.97, closing at 1,532.35, and the S&P 500 shed 16.... More »

Online Buyers Want Blenders, Not Diamonds

Luxury takes a backseat to the practical this season

(Newser) - With a shaky economy causing consumers angst this holiday season, online e-tailers say shoppers are opting for functional over frivolous. E-sales of furniture and appliances have spiked more than 70%, while sales of jewelry, watches, and flowers have dropped, reports the New York Times. “It’s certainly counter to... More »

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