Sears Canada in focus
Canadian stocks stubbed their collective toes on Tuesday as traders returned after an extended weekend.
The S&P/TSX composite index moved lower 40.02 points, to open Tuesday at 15,175.24.
The Canadian dollar faded
PetroChina plans to pay the more than
BlackBerry has concluded a protracted and painful restructuring process and is back on a growth footing, according to an internal memo to all its employees. BlackBerry shares opened Tuesday up
The 14 Toronto subgroups were evenly divided between gainers and losers, with global base metals up 0.5%, industrials up 0.4% and telecoms, ahead 0.3%.
The seven laggards were weighed mostly by health-care, 2.2% sicker, gold, dimming in brilliance 1.8%, and materials, down 1.3%.
The three major indexes in the States all started the day down Tuesday. There's big retail and media news that investors are weighing as they try to figure out whether to buy or sell.
The Dow Jones Industrials retreated 46.34 points to 16,522.94
The S&P 500 lost 6.76 points to 1,932.23. The NASDAQ composite docked 13.67 points to 4,370.22.
Target reported that its holiday-season credit card breach cost
Gannett, which publishes
The company also said it would buy up the part of auto sales search engine
Gannett's stock is flat.
Purse maker Coach impressed investors with a better-than-expected quarter, but the bar was set very low. Sales and profits did not fall as much as anticipated from the same time last year, but they still declined. North American sales dropped 16% in that time, though increasing international sales softened the blow. The stock is up 4%, leading the S&P 500 in morning trading.
Prices for 10-year U.S. Treasuries were lower, raising yields to 2.51% from Monday's 2.50%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Oil prices sank
Gold prices weakened
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