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A look at the early winners and losers from the heavily discounted Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday weekend.
The deals are aplenty after retailers ordered too much holiday merchandise back when the economy was rosier.
The 2013 holiday shopping season may end up being remembered for its sharp discounts.
Frigid temperatures and dry weather should put consumers in the mood to shop on Black Friday weekend.
Target, Kohl's, and QVC are among retailers opening technology test labs in the San Francisco area to improve their websites and create mobile apps.
Violent wage protests closed 250 US-linked Bangladesh garment factories as workers demanded higher pay from retailers such as Walmart.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
New shopping services will allow consumers to instantly buy items they see on television, in magazines and even in their refrigerators. The NYT reports.
"I'm not that worried about the consumer because I do think that they have benefited from higher home prices," TheStreet's Stephanie Link says.
Like any high school crush, this one was bound to fizzle, but millions of dollars were riding on this infatuation.
Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the third-straight session, as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off their two-day meeting.
Trying to figure out what's cool for the back-to-school shopping season? Stop trying. These teens will break it down for you.
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale and American Eagle Outfitters have fallen out of fashion with fickle teen shoppers and may not win back their business anytime soon.
Abercrombie & Fitch said same-store sales fell a worse-than-expected 10 percent, blaming fewer visits by shoppers and customers' lack of interest in its women's clothing.
Stocks tumbled again in the final hour of trading to close near session lows in heavily volatile trading Wednesday, with the Dow posting its sixth-straight day in the red, as investors digested the minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting.
Lowe's profit blew past Wall Street expectations, but valuations are looking somewhat stretched. Is this the top for home improvement?
With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.
The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.
Macy's reported a disappointing profit for its second quarter and cut its outlook for the year on Wednesday.