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  • Feb 26- Apparel retailer Gap Inc forecast a drop in profit for its year ending January 2016, citing a strong dollar and merchandise delays due to labor issues at U.S. West Coast ports. The company said it expects to earn $2.75- $2.80 per share for the year ending January 2016. The company has also been struggling with a slump in sales at its pricier Banana Republic and...

  • Gap warns of ports impact for 2015 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    GAP store

    Gap warned that the slowdown at the West Coast ports would negatively affect its 2015 earnings.

  • US stocks close narrowly mixed as energy, data weigh Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

    U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed, with stocks near recent highs, as lackluster economic data and oil concerns weighed on investor sentiment.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, with the Dow and S&P 500 holding just off record highs while the Nasdaq advanced modestly. The market is "just digesting what we have already received and waiting for what is coming next week to find a better...

  • Wall Street eyes mostly weak data Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. futures trimmed gains on mostly weak U.S. data but still signaled a mildly higher open as investors welcomed comments from Yellen's speech.

  • US jobless claims rise higher than expected Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to register for a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California last February.

    More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.

  • Nasdaq takes another run at 5,000; data in focus Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Weekly jobless claims and other data on Thursday will put the U.S. economy firmly at the center of investor focus.

  • Investors checking out US economic fundamentals Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Weekly jobless claims and other data on Thursday will put the U.S. economy firmly at the center of investor focus.

  • Don't sweat retail earnings, yet Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    A Lowe's store in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 24, 2014.

    Retail: good or bad news?

  • Where some legends of the dot-com era are now Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    CNBC correspondent Tom Costello reports on the sharp rise in the Nasdaq Composite at the Nasdaq Market Site in Times Square in New York, January 3, 2000.

    The Nasdaq Composite is approaching 5,000 again. Here are some of the people who helped make it happen 15 years ago, and where they are today.

  • Wal-Mart ripple effect begins with this retailer Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    A TJ Maxx employee and customer at a store in Washington, D.C.

    Days after Wal-Mart announced pay raises, TJX said that it, too, will boost hourly wages.

  • *Global retailers such as Gap, H&M planning big push into India. NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 24- A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. Located in a posh district in the south of New Delhi,...

  • *Global retailers such as Gap, H&M planning big push into India. NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 24- A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. Located in a posh district in the south of New Delhi,...

  • Late on Friday, the European Union agreed to a four-month extension for Greece, and a late rally pushed the S&P 500 above technical resistance level of 2,100 after several failed attempts earlier in the week. "The market has done quite well this week holding things together," said Frank Cappelleri, technical market analyst and trader at Instinet LLC in New York.

  • Wal-Mart wage hike seen pressuring Target, fast-food Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:40 PM ET

    Feb 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's wage hike will likely trigger a rethink on pay across the retail and fast-food sectors, with Target Corp one of the low-wage employers facing pressure to follow suit and pay workers more. Wal-Mart announced on Thursday it would lift its minimum U.S. wage to $9 an hour this year and $10 in 2016, raising the ante in a tightening labor...

  • Feb 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would raise entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24 percent increase from the U.S. minimum wage that some employees now earn, succumbing to longstanding pressure to pay its workforce more. Wal-Mart has been a prime target of critics who say its low-wages and inflexible scheduling are a big part of the problem. The White House praised...

  • Early movers: GPS, ANF, VFC, DTE, CAG & more Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Port shutdown's likely losers   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Port shutdown's likely losers

    CNBC.com Investing Editor John Melloy breaks down which stocks would likely bear the brunt of a looming port shutdown in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

  • Port shutdown: These stocks likely to lose Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    The West Coast port disruption this week will disrupt these retailers' inventory shipments ahead of the key spring selling season.

  • Early movers: KO, CVS, HOT, HD, GPS & more Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 9, 2015.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.