Penney’s 2Q results show some signs of life

NEW YORK • The worst may be over at J.C. Penney Co. The beleaguered department store chain on Tuesday reported its sixth straight quarter of big losses and steep revenue drops as it continued to face challenges related to a botched turnaround plan spearheaded by its ousted CEO Ron Johnson. But investors sent Penney shares up six percent to nearly $14 — after having pushed the stock down nearly 70 percent in the last 18 months — in an expression of confidence that returning CEO Mike Ullman has st...

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