Target will hire 70,000 seasonal workers this holiday, Wal-Mart 60,000 and J.C. Penney 35,000.» Read More
J.C. Penney fell more than 8 percent on Thursday after the note from Wells Fargo said the retailer's acceleration is "much less impressive."
Strikes against fast-food restaurants have called for the minimum wage to increase to $15, but the side effects of such a jump are unclear.
At many companies, part-time means "on-call" without a fixed number of hours. "It's an extremely abusive and unfair practice," says one labor expert.
Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass said his bet on J.C. Penney went south because he wasn't able to predict that the retailer's vendors would change terms.
Costco's November same-store sales fell short of analysts' expectations, as lower gas prices and weak currencies dampened an increase in net sales.
Retailer T.J. Maxx is up 46 percent so far this year. CNBC Contributor and TheStreet CIO, Stephanie Link says she is not buying the stock at these levels. Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus portfolio manager, believes the stock will go higher and is adding to his position.
JC Penney's November same-store sales jumped 10.1 percent. Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises CEO says the retailer had to show double digit comps for people not to be disappointed. CNBC's Herb Greenberg, weighs in.
Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.
Making a line of urban motorcycles is part of the 110-year-old company's transformation, CEO Keith Wandell told CNBC on Wednesday.
Costco missed its November sales target as lower gasoline prices and weaker foreign currencies cut into a five percent increase in monthly net sales.
If you're looking for some idea of how Apple did on Black Friday and during Cyber Monday, this chart pretty much sums it up.
A mysterious diner (or diners) has been leaving giant tips at various restaurants across the U.S., garnering attention across social media platforms.
Wine sales are soaring. How do investors get in on the action (besides drinking)? Todd Schoenberger raises a glass and offers up some advice.
Rick Snyder, Maxim Group senior retail analyst, discusses the struggles for JC Penney, and what can be done to turn the department store around. "The JCP recovery cannot happen" without increased traffic, Snyder adds.
Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO & co-founder, discusses the U.S. economy, today's job market and his company's business model. Hohman says, "Linkedin is about people, Glassdoor is about jobs and companies."
Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch senior columnist, discusses Black Friday sales. Hulbert says regardless of Black Friday weekend, the seasonal tendency is for consumers to buy in the last week of December.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on consumer spending and the disappointing holiday sales numbers thus far.
CNBC's Bob Pisani takes a look at why it might be time to reconsider the retail group.
This year's Black Friday was the coldest in more than 20 years. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the unusually cold temperatures stimulated consumer buying on Black Friday, particularly with winter apparel.
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