The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser and Joe Magyer, discusses the top business and investing stories.

In this edition, the analysts talk about how Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) guidance was down, whereas Target's (NYSE: TGT) was up; we hear about where the differences lie, some issues facing Wal-Mart at the moment, and what the pressures on the entire industry are today. Also, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced a major new acquisition; the guys discuss both the bullish and the bearish perspective on that decision. Finally, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) made a major purchase and two other major sell-offs; our analysts discuss who, and what, were behind those decisions, and what it means for the companies involved.

Chris Hill owns shares of Starbucks. Jason Moser owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Starbucks. Joe Magyer owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Starbucks and has the following options: short JAN 2013 $47.00 puts on Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Berkshire Hathaway and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.