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Stocks tumbled more than 250 points Wednesday amid light volume as investors continued to lose confidence in the strength of the global economy in the wake of the Federal Reserve's dimmer outlook and a decline in China's domestic economy.
On Thursday our traders were attempting to gauge the ripple effect, after Russia said it would temporarily halt grain exports.
Stocks skidded Thursday after a report showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week. Retailers were mixed as chain-store sales showed only a slight improvement from last summer's anemic levels.
The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.
As summer comes to an end and students go back to school, the retail industry is preparing for its first big test of the fall semester—picking the right price.
Back-to-school fashion is getting a makeover as more school districts adopt uniform dress codes.
The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.
Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.
Stocks turned lower Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont.
Some companies have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Here are 15 companies with zero debt as of Q2 2010.
Shares of Apple popped in extended trade Tuesday as investors cheered the company’s latest results. How should you trade in Apple's wake?
The final terms of Goldman Sachs' settlement with the SEC were hashed out over the telephone. On one end, Gregory K. Palm, Goldman’s general counsel. On the other end, the S.E.C.’s director of enforcement, Robert Khuzami.
I think hiring Blankenship was a smart move by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Blankenship has worked at Gap and Apple , two companies with retail stores customers wanted to visit. Granted getting someone into a store to check out clothes or an iPod is far different from checking out a new car. Or is it?
The question facing investors now? Were The Gap's disappointing numbers a one-time occurrence (and maybe a buying opportunity), or the start of a disturbing trend?
With a new flagship showroom about to open, the company is striving to overcome price disadvantages and an underground market, to grab a bigger share of China’s fast-growing consumer electronics business. The NYT reports.
Stocks extended their winning streak for a third straight session Thursday, helped by a late round of buying in consumer staples and materials. Bank and tech stocks remained the day's weakest links.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.
June retail sales report: better than most expected, but not a game changer. Numbers were good for the most part, but not enough to change anyone's opinion. The back half remains murky due to the macro data, which right now does not support a robust recovery.
Investors are struggling to figure out what’s next for stocks after the Dow made a triple digit advance Monday, only to erase the gains and more by the close.