Stocks opened higher today despite a slightly weak report on hiring in the private sector. More on that. Plus, It’s rough times in the handbag business, with investors iffy on some of the other big makers posting earnings report this week. We look at the forces combining to make high-end bags a tough sell. And on Thursday, Egypt officially unveils an expanded Suez Canal, with the opening of a new lane. We’ll talk about what ordinary Egyptians are making of it.
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