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The consumer, spending and just where this market is headed right now are the main focus of everyone on the street. I'm down at the COMEX today watching how metals trade in reaction to the selloff we saw overnight in Asia.
Britain's fourth largest grocer William Morrison Supermarkets on Tuesday attributed strong festive sales to increased advertising, price cuts and a wider offering of fresh foods.
Target said its January sales are coming in at the low end of the range it had expected earlier this month.
I'm here in Park City at the Wasach Brew pub at the top of Main Street, where CNBC has set up a mini studio of sorts. All the d-girls and boys (that's Hollywood-speak for "development executives") are running around in their furry boots and jeans looking to find the next big director among the four films they see a day.
Personally, I don't feel that I'd be doing my job as a journalist if I didn't ask a CEO whether ongoing litigation against him will affect the business or cost shareholders money. American Apparel's CEO Dov Charney thought otherwise though (trades on the AMEX under the ticker APP).
British retail sales unexpectedly fell in December and at their fastest rate in a year, official data showed on Friday, in a sign that consumers reined in spending over the Christmas period.
Europe's major indexes closed lower across the board Thursday despite assurances from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that he would act agressively to counter the risks of a U.S. recession.
You might recall the whole ordeal that ensued when Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James showed up at the first game of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees in a Yankees hat.
U.S. consumer prices rose a modest 0.3 percent in December, slightly worse than expected, while industrial output was unchanged, beating forecasts.
Maria Sharapova trounced a resurgent Lindsay Davenport on Wednesday at the Australian Open. The drubbing gave Davenport only four games in a match that was deemed as an unfortunate second-round draw for the tennis world's most marketable star. Yes, folks, whether it's fair or not, Sharapova will pull in more dough off the court this year than Roger Federer will.
ICR today announced the results of its survey of the institutional investment community on the state of the consumer industry. The findings were released at the 10th annual ICR XChange Consumer/Retail Conference in Dana Point, Calif.
Higher energy and food prices may be hitting many Americans, but fears of a recession are likely to overshadow Wednesday's report on consumer prices.
Anecdotal evidence that the U.S. consumer's marathon spending spree may be slowing to a trot increases daily. By some measures, the U.S. consumer makes up about 19 percent of the world economy and 70 percent of the U.S. economy, so the health of American consumption is key.
Anemic growth is still a gain--even if the holiday season was the weakest in 5 years (up just 3 percent according to the NRF.) But try telling one of the CEOs at last night's Financo dinner that they should look on the bright side and you might get a glass of wine spilled over your head.
European markets ended sharply lower Tuesday, tracking U.S. stocks, which were dragged down by weak retail sales and an announcement by Citigroup of a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss of $9.83 billion.
American shoppers cut back on spending at the nation's retailers by 0.4 percent in December, the most in six months, in a gloomy report that fanned fears of a recession.
Danish headset and hearing aid maker GN Store Nord lost nearly a quarter of its market value on Tuesday after issuing a profit warning for 2007 on lower-than-expected growth at its ReSound and Netcom units.
Retail sales a clear disappointment, dropped futures even more, only good news is Fed has even more room to ease here. Citigroup reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.99, $1.03 expected. Losses were driven by write-downs (of $17.4 billion) and losses in subprime, and an increase in credit costs of $5.4 billion in the consumer loan portfolio (more signs that the consumer is slowing down).
Retail stocks have not reached bottom yet, with worse times seemingly ahead after Britain's biggest retailer reported slowing sales in its core market, analysts said.