The NRF sees signs that the positive trends influencing consumer spending are outmuscling the negative.
Chemicals and seeds producer DuPont reported an 8.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs.
Aberdeen Asset Management said on Tuesday that a revised $100 billion-plus bid for the company from rival AB Inbev remained "unacceptable."
Gilead Sciences lowered its full-year sales outlook, citing slower-than-expected demand for its hepatitis C drugs, and said profits fell 22 percent.
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Michael Jordan has taken heat for not being outspoken enough on politics and social justice issues, NBC News reports.
Olympus Corp. issued no broad warnings about scope infection risk in America in 2013 or two years afterward despite doing so in Europe.
Tesla wants to have its massive gigafactory ready to build lithium ion cells before the launch of its Model 3 sedan.
Verizon, Anheuser-Busch and Gilead Sciences are making headlines this morning before the opening bell.
A knife-wielding man went on a rampage in a Japanese city, stabbing residents of the care center in their sleep.
The basketball legend wrote a personal essay, condemning the violence against African-Americans and police.