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S&P, Dow falter after six days of gains as Walmart weighs

A steep fall in Walmart's shares put the skids on the S&P 500 and the Dow's six-day winning streak, but gains in Amazon and technology stocks kept the Nasdaq in positive territory.

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Guess co-founder gives up duties during probe of alleged improper conduct

Guess Inc said on Tuesday its co-founder Paul Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities at the company on an unpaid basis pending the completion of a probe into accusations of improper conduct.

10:09am EST

Home Depot's earnings powered by strong U.S. housing market

Home Depot Inc's profit and revenue topped Wall street estimates for the sixth straight quarter as more shoppers visited the No.1 U.S. home improvement chain and, on average, spent more in an improving housing market.

10:55am EST

Xerox shareholders Icahn, Deason urge company to sell itself to rivals

Xerox Corp shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason said on Tuesday the U.S. company should seek to sell itself to one of its rivals or a private equity firm.

1:04pm EST

Gap brand CEO Jeff Kirwan to leave retailer, shares fall

Gap Inc said on Tuesday it was disappointed with the progress at turning around the fortunes of its eponymous brand and that the head of the business, Jeff Kirwan, was leaving.

12:56pm EST

Qatar says may switch part of A350 order to biggest model

TOULOUSE, France Airbus got a boost for its largest twin-engined jet on Tuesday when Qatar Airways said it was considering upgrading some of its A350 orders to the largest model as it took delivery of the first such plane.

12:00pm EST

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