Stocks mixed after retailers cut earnings outlooks; S&P 500 ekes out its second gain of 2014

  • Article by: KEN SWEET , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 9, 2014 - 5:15 PM

NEW YORK — Investors got a sharp reminder Thursday that the economy still has some weak spots.

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theagonybhoJan. 9, 1410:05 AM

Those magic Maceys and 330,000 numbers have the dow down 50 points. The stock market has been down for 5 weeks.

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ghutchJan. 9, 14 6:04 PM

With real wages flat or falling for the past 20 years what should we expect? If business leaders don't "get" the connection between well paid workers and consumer spending then they don't deserve the titles and the bloated salaries. But then again why should we expect intelligent behavior from the plutocrats who have no idea how difficult it is for most families to survive on falling wage rates.

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