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Stocks continued to soar to new highs for the year Thursday, with banks getting a boost from news the Fed will allow "healthy" institutions to raise their dividends. BofA and JPM gain.
Stocks gained after President Barack Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels. Boeing and Caterpillar gained.
Retailers largely reported better-than-expected sales in October, providing some momentum heading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Fed policy captures traders' attention. Also: October retail same-store sales were a mixed bag: some tricks, some treats. It's important to note that estimates have been coming down all month, and only about half have beat the consensus.
Although retailers are expected to report monthly sales gains that are below last year's levels, there are still expected to be some bright spots in the report that bode well for the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season.
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A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.
September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping will likely help sales at U.S. retail chains in September, according to the latest analyst forecasts.
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Stocks ended higher for a third session a day before investors get a better glimpse of the economy's health in the August jobs report. Alcoa rose, Merck fell.
Stocks extended gains Thursday afternoon, although were still up modestly, amid subdued trading ahead of the August jobs report on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.
Retailers turned in surprisingly strong monthly sales reports in August, as sales-tax-free holidays and discounting coaxed shoppers to open their wallets and stock up on back-to-school items.
Discounters and department stores are expected to fare well when retailers issue their monthly sales reports Thursday, as consumers look for one-stop shopping to stock up on school supplies and clothing. Which retailers are heading to the top of the class? A look at analysts' estimates.
Stocks largely ended down Friday, but significantly off earlier losses as the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly higher. The moves were amid light trading and continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
Stocks pared losses Friday, and the Nasdaq turned slightly higher, amid continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
Stocks sank further Friday with little news to change the overall mood of a market worried about a weakening economy. HP and Dell fell.
Price, price, price. There's been a lot of talk about how price-sensitive consumers are these days, but if you had any doubt about how relevant this is to actual shoppers—banish it.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday in the wake of Thursday's selloff over economic concerns, sparked by weaker-than-expected jobless claims data.