Stock market futures pointed to a slight rise at the start of trading Wednesday, but numbers on private employment and planned layoffs could alter the tone of trading.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, March 3.
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Futures fell sharply Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report.
As the bottom line of Americans begins to improves, weight-loss companies are hoping more of them will spend money doing the same for their waist lines.
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The move will put the manufacturer of products such as Tide detergent, Pampers diapers and Gillette shavers in direct competition with the some of its biggest customers, traditional retailers.
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Stocks struggled Thursday as the dollar rose and investors remained skittish ahead of Friday's jobs report. GE, Bank of America and Ford were among the day's gainers. Alcoa skidded.
Stocks skidded Thursday as the dollar rose, putting pressure on stocks that outweighed encouraging reports on employment and retail sales. Bank of America, Sears and Bed, Bath & Beyond were among the early leaders, while Alcoa stumbled.
Stocks opened lower on Wall Street as a rising dollar pressures commodity prices and outweighed another round of positive news in the job market.
Another round of better-than-expected employment figures did little to assuage investors as stock futures pointed to a negative open for Wall Street.
Holiday shoppers bought a little more jewelry, electronics and boots but passed by the women's clothing racks, according to figures released Wednesday.
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Online spending increased substantially this holiday, even though it's still a small player in the overall scheme of retail. Still, most economic experts say America has too many stores, and 2010 will see more shrinkage in the brick and mortar world.
As investors look for the retail sector to rebound in 2010, Jeff Klinefelter and Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analysts at Piper Jaffray, shared their picks and pans for the New Year.