Stocks ended 2 percent higher for the first trading day of the month, wiping out November's losses, after several economic reports gave investors confidence the U.S. economy is improving. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.
Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S. The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.
Stocks climbed at the open after good news on private sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China, and a calmer tone in Europe, to lift investor sentiment. Home Depot and United Technologies rose.
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As shoppers hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend, investors are likely to keep bidding up retail stocks even as some of those stocks hit multi-year or even all-time highs.
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Ann Taylor spacer announcing today it's planning to significantly expand its factory outlet footprint. The retailer, which already has 110 outlets, is set to open about 35 new LOFT outlet stores and five Ann Taylor Factory stores in 2011.The new stores expected to generate $75 million dollars in revenue in their first year.
Just in time for the holidays, it looks like the luxury consumer is back. “We’ve been hearing that luxury goods sales globally, have been accelerating, and it’s in all categories, whether it is watches and jewelry or whether it is fashion and leather goods," said Dana Telsey, chief information officer at Telsey Advisory Group, in an interview on CNBC. "The demand is there.”
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Coach shares reached its highest since 2007 on Tuesday after the luxury retailers trumped analyst expectations, posting a 34 percent growth in quarterly earnings. The brand's Chief Executive Lew Frankfort tells CNBC how they did it and what's in store for the future.