Workers demanding an increase to the minimum wage have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. But getting anything done looks doubtful, say analysts.» Read More
Workers demanding an increase to the minimum wage have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. But getting anything done looks doubtful, say analysts.
Jan Kniffen, CEO of J Rogers Kniffen, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg, discuss growing demand in the housing sector.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said fiscal policy at the Fed level has become significantly more restrictive, with the FMHR team. Paul Richards, UBS Global FX Management Committee, weighs in.
While 94 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index have already reported quarterly earnings, this week remains a key week for the retail industry with 24 retailers reporting earnings—12 of which are S&P 500 components.
A nascent recovery in the housing market helped Home Depot report higher quarterly sales and earnings on Tuesday.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on Urban Outfitters' Q1 earnings data.
JC Penney CEO Mike Ullman told shareholders: "I have an enduring affection for J.C. Penney." They appeared to return the favor, at the company's shareholder meeting.
The next week investors get the last wave of reports from retailers. Here's Pisani's take on the Weather effect and the names that count.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains the mood at the JC Penney shareholder meeting.
Narayana Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Fed says the FOMC still has not lowered the "real" interest rate sufficiently, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Stocks are coming off their worst day in two weeks, with the FMHR team. Meanwhile CNBC's Steve Liesman helps break through the Fed noise. And Mike Santoli, Yahoo! Finance, says Google is not the next Apple.
U.K. supermarket Morrisons announced it is going into partnership with online delivery service Ocado on Friday.
J.C. Penney reported a bigger quarterly loss and lower revenue than expected. CEO Mike Ullman vowed to put the retailer "back on a path to profitable growth."
Greg I of The Economist and Larry McDonald of Newedge Group debate whether the Fed's actions are doing more harm than good for the economy.
Kohl's said on Thursday it expects sales to rebound in the current quarter after bad weather in early spring hurt business at the department store chain.
Wal-Mart Stores's quarterly profit just missed Wall Street expectations on Thursday, with sales down 1.4 percent at its Walmart U.S. stores open at least a year.
Is the market too "frothy?" The Fast Money traders weigh in. And Citigroup's Glen Yeung says Apple's fall may be linked to consumers losing interest in smartphones.
Citigroup upgraded Gap to buy yesterday. Oliver Chen, analyst at Citigroup, weighs in.
The Dow and S&P touch all-time highs, with the FMHR team. Meanwhile Mike Mayo, analyst at CLSA, shares his thoughts on the bank rally.
The retailer is raising its quarterly dividend and upping its share buyback program, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.