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American bank to embrace the fall
With the heightened European crisis and fear lingering over investors, banks expect their third-quarter earnings to fall sharply. JPMorgan Chase
PlayBook sales may not have been enough
Research In Motion
Pepsi shakes it up
Retail sales stayed flat for the month of August, giving more evidence that consumers have not regained their confidence. According to the Department of Commerce, retail and food services remained stalled at an adjusted $389.5 billion. The data come as unemployment remains at 9.1% and poverty in the country reached its highest point in 17 years. Inflation remained the same level. The factors will allow the Federal Reserve to implement credit-easing measures to stimulate the economy in the upcoming weeks. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
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