The latest cold blast is likely to add to the murky economic picture, which is already making it difficult for stocks to advance.
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It might be unfathomable to people who bear scars from inflation in the 1970s, but what the global economy could use is a dose of higher prices.
All eyes are on retail for signs on the consumer but there are a few reasons to be wary of fourth-quarter earnings, says the CEO of CardHub.com.
Lululemon shares have fallen to their lowest earnings multiple since 2009. The company's best move may be a share buyback.
RadioShack has a decent shot at turning around and is nowhere near bankruptcy. Any signs of improvement would delight investors.
Stay away from the retailers that blame their woes on winter weather, former Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch says.
Gerald Storch of Storch Advisors CEO, thinks Best Buy is the "ultimate all-channel retailer." He is concerned their category is tough, though.
U.S. employers planned to cut payrolls by 45,107 in January, up 47 percent from December, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Retailers need to do a lot more to defend themselves against future cyberattacks, according to security experts and IT service providers.
While retailers are focusing on their online offerings, they shouldn't ignore their brick-and-mortar stores, according to a recent survey.
For the price of a Super Bowl ticket, you could end up with a top-of-the-line set that'll last several NFL seasons.
One of the biggest issues in the integration of online shopping and the physical store is identifying where to assign sales credit.
With 20 percent of the S&P 500 reporting so far, CNBC took a look at what words top executives are using (over and over) to talk about their numbers.
Believe it or not, the Super Bowl offers some of the best TV sales of the year. Here's how to find the best deals.
Two Mexicans arrested at the U.S. border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy merchandise, a police chief said.
Consumer discretionary stocks helped lead the way for the stock market last year, and now, they may be poised to lead to the downside as well.
Jim Cramer doesn't understand why the stock of this company isn't higher. Much higher.
Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond were red hot in 2013, but both have gone ice cold. CNBC's Dominic Chu and Seema Mody debate which company has a better chance of turning things around in 2014.
The co-founder and former CEO of Staples, Thomas Stemberg, tells CNBC retailers must cut prices to compete with Amazon.