How Container Store plans to grow after hot IPO debut

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Consumers' organization fever has helped to deliver a hot trading debut for specialty storage and organization system retailer The Container Store Inc. [wsj-quote ticker="TCS" name="Container Store Group Inc." realTimeChannel="/quotes/nls/tcs" channel="/quotes/zigman/22608280/delayed" id="quote_4226527"] Its shares doublet to $36 on Friday on the first trading day, after the company Thursday night priced its IPO of 12.5 million shares at $18 a share, at the top end of its already raised offer range. Behind the investor appetite: the 62-store chain has posted 13 straight positive comparable store sales and says it has the potential to grow its U.S. current footprint to at least 300 locations. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-container-store-doubles-ipo-price-in-hot-debut-2013-11-01.)

Romney: Obama didn't tell truth on health care

Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of lying to Americans about whether they could keep their health insurance and said the "fundamental dishonesty" puts Obama's second term in jeopardy. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/romney-obama-didnt-tell-truth-on-health-care-2013-11-03.)

U.S. criticism of Germany points to euro strains

U.S. and IMF criticism of Germany's economic policies mirror similar complaints in 1968, writes David Marsh. Europe remains beset by distortions in competitiveness, indebtedness and underlying economic conditions. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-criticism-of-germany-points-to-euro-strains-2013-11-04.)

Stock futures lifted by Bullard; factory orders ahead

U.S. stock futures rise on Monday after St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says the central bank does not need to rush to pare its bond purchases. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-futures-edge-higher-factory-orders-ahead-2013-11-04.)

Stock investors are flush, nervous, looking for clues

With indexes near records and equity funds swelling, professional stock-pickers have been warning the rally has to take a breather. Corporate earnings, including nearly 80 from the S&P 500 in the week ahead, may provide a clue. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-investors-are-flush-nervous-looking-for-clues-2013-11-03.)

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The Obama administration will give Americans extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, postponing when penalties for failing to buy coverage will go into effect. (See full story: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obamacare-mandate-may-be-delayed-2013-10-23.)


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