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Wal-Mart posted first quarter results that missed market estimates, largely faulting the brutal winter on lower-than-expected profit.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports retailer stocks are reacting negatively to Wal-Mart's earnings miss, and provides insight to this morning's trading action.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss the action in Urban Outiftters' stock after FBR cut its rating to market perform.
General Motors has issued five more recalls in the United States and as a result is expected to take a charge of up to $200 million.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team break down the retail earnings of Wal-Mart. Cramer thinks the bad earnings data is recognition that people shop elsewhere.
Paul Trussell, Deutsche Bank analyst, breaks down Wal-Mart's first quarter numbers of EPS $1.10 ex-times vs. $1.15 est. on revenues of $114.96 billion.
Kohl's delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' expectations on Thursday.
Fast-food workers from dozens of countries are joining the push for higher pay and worker rights by taking part in strikes and protests.
Jharonne Martis, director of research at Thomson Reuters, says Wal-Mart is expected to report weak, negative same-store sales for its fifth consecutive quarter. He also comments on JC Penney.
"There's a lot of pizza, but there's not a lot of delivered pizza," CEO Patrick Doyle said. "So there may still be an opportunity."
'Target is not the first brand in history to hit a rough patch,' said a Target worker after a employee rant. USAToday reports.
Eric Beder, Brean Capital retail analyst, and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital senior retail analyst, discuss the beaten-down retail sector and provide their top retail plays right now.
Consumers "have gotten really good over these last four years at stretching a penny."
As Chinese firm Alibaba prepares for an IPO in the U.S., it's worth considering what online customers in China want.
Sears Holdings is looking to sell its 51% stake in Sears Canada, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Matthew Boss, JPMorgan senior retail analyst, breaks down Macy's earnings and weighs in on the state of the American retail consumer.
Sony is forecasting an annual loss for the second consecutive year. The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the challenges facing the electronics maker.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses Macy's earnings and dividend increase.
Dana Telsey Advisory Group CEO, breaks down Macy's quarterly results and provides an outlook on the retail sector.
Wal-Mart is fast becoming a "fierce threat" to Amazon's dominance of online shopping, a leading retail analyst tells CNBC.