Retailers have certainly been sending the Street mixed messages. The conclusion, however, may be crystal clear.» Read More
Educated and engaged store associates who could meet consumers' needs rang up much higher sales than those who didn't, according to a study.
European shares closed slightly up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors looked towards central bank policy.
Fed watchers could be spiced up with some new information on the Fed's post-bond buying strategy, which may lead to even more market volatility.
*Aeroflex jumps; Cobham to buy Aeroflex for $1.46 bln. NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, with major indexes hitting session lows in afternoon trading, led by losses in the retail sector after disappointing results from Staples and TJX Companies.
Stocks fell Tuesday after quarterly earnings from Home Depot and Staples.
The retail sector is in secular decline, hedge fund manager David Berman said, but there are winners to be found.
Not enough golfers and hunters, the company said, explaining the earnings and revenue misses.
NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as retailers' shares dropped after earnings from TJX Companies and Staples halted the market's two-day winning streak.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services tells CNBC's Bob Pisani why investors should be watching for a key level on the Nasdaq.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday, weighed down by retailers after earnings from TJX Companies and Staples. Staples Inc tumbled 10.8 percent to $11.95 after the office supply retailer posted first-quarter earnings and forecast a decline in sales in the current quarter.
*AstraZeneca investor protests spurning of Pfizer bid. *Aeroflex jumps, to be acquired by Cobham for $1.46 bln. *Home Depot lost 1.3 percent to $75.52 in premarket trade after the home improvement retailer reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start.
Stocks are likely to take their cue from the bond market, as traders worry low yields are a warning the economy isn't springing back.
Jim Cramer believes there’s always opportunity in the market. You just have to know where to look! Here’s what’s on his calendar.
Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.
Job prospects for this year's college graduates have changed a lot from last year, according to a new survey.
Don't toss those old flip phones, unfashionable dresses and outgrown roller skates. They could make your spring cleaning spree profitable.
NEW YORK, March 30- Shares of DDR Corp could rally as the real estate investment trust seeks more potentially profitable tenants at a time when few new strips malls are hitting the market, Barron's said in its March 30 edition published on Sunday.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Copper prices fall to lowest since July 2010. "When you get a slow data week, markets tend to get a little jittery and slow," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey.
*J.C. Penney jumps after Citi upgrade. *Urban Outfitters tumbles after warning. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.