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Best Buy shares fell after the company's latest earnings report, but CEO Hubert Joly said there are early positive signs that the moves are beginning to resonate with consumers.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan breaks down the big box retailers first quarter results.
Traders will be listening for clues about possible tapering off of quantitative easing when two Fed presidents speak later on Tuesday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
U.S. futures signaled a flat-to-lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as markets in Europe and Asia remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the Senate.
Best Buy reported weaker-than-expected revenue on Tuesday and warned that a slew of investments to win back shoppers could squeeze profits in the near term.
Earnings from several retailers are a highlight Tuesday, but, for traders, the Fed will remain the focus all week.
Bullish momentum should drive stocks higher into the week ahead, with all eyes on a speech by Fed Chairman Bernanke.
If earnings are driving the rally, then next week is going to be very telling. "I want to be careful of some stocks," Cramer said.
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.
James Marcum, former president & CEO of Circuit City, discusses the changing landscape of big box retail.
The rally in many of the most heavily shorted names is causing a "worst nightmare" situation for bearish investors and hedge funds alike, said Cramer.
David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets analyst explains why the big box store is outperforming the internet retail giant.
The House debate about the Marketplace Fairness Act will concentrate on the effect an online sales tax would have on small business.
A number of top U.S. retailers reported disappointing April sales as consumers gravitated toward discount chains and bad weather delayed spring shopping in much of the country.
Target is rolling out Cartwheel, a service that combines social networking and discounts, the latest attempt by a U.S. retailer to lure shoppers into its physical stores.
The Senate's passage of an Internet sales tax bill is bringing retailers one step closer to a level pricing playing field, says Stacey Widlitz, a retail industry analyst.
Best Buy's move to exit Europe has many on Wall Street hoping the big box retailer does the same in China.
Stocks reversed their early losses to finish higher on the final day of the month, with all three major averages posting robust gains for April, despite some weak corporate earnings and mixed economic data.
Shares of Best Buy are up 10 percent today as the company announces it is selling its joint venture in Europe. Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, discusses how to play the stock now.