Maybe it should not come as a surprise that consumers are pulling back just in time for the holidays
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will be kicking off the official start to the holiday shopping season with special deals starting on Thanksgiving night. It's the latest retailer to woo crowds earlier than last year in a bid to get a jump on the competition.
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We are heading into a holiday season without Borders, Blockbuster and Linens 'n Things. Retailers such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Gap, and Limited Brands have collectively closed hundreds of stores across the country. The retailers have left big gaps in malls since closing last year.
Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.
Despite the headwinds facing companies, the bottom line for C-suite executives and small businesses is that the show must go on. You just can't sit still in times of crisis or uncertainty.
Retail sales fell for the second straight month in August, and that means retailers must work harder to gain market share, two analysts told CNBC Wednesday.
Students may be back in the classroom, but the back-to-school shopping season has not winded down yet. It comes as more and more parents do their shopping in piecemeal. The late trips to the mall may be a function of the struggling economy, but not all of it.
Even before Hurricane Irene shuttered stores from North Carolina to Vermont — keeping millions of shoppers at home — analysts were expecting that it was going to be a challenging back-to-school season.
Stocks accelerated their selloff to finish near session lows in light, choppy trading Friday as investors were reluctant to remain in the market ahead of a weekend, amid worries over a global recession in addition to the ongoing euro zone jitters.
The trucks are gone out front of the New York Stock Exchange. Two weeks ago, Broadway was a sea of TV trucks...Friday, there is a lone truck on a side street. What happened? Has the media lost interest?
Futures were off their worst levels Friday, but were still lower, pressured by losses in Asia and Europe and many investors concerned the world economy is on the brink of another recession.
CNBC's Brad Goode breaks down the retailers Q2 numbers.
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Weekly jobless claims and consumer inflation data will catch the attention of markets Thursday, as investors continue to assess the damage done in last week's market storm.
Cramer is looking for two notable earnings reports after Thursday's closing bell.
As we head into the thick of retail earnings season the threat of higher input costs is still weighing on investors’ minds. Most retailers were forced to start passing through select price increases in Q2, and we will hear just how that went over with the consumer as earnings hit the tape. While it is early in the game indications are so far so good.
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