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  • Retailers love your phone on Black Friday Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Brands are beginning to rely more heavily on digital advertising through mobile to bring people to their stores.

  • Some retailers may be forced to open Thanksgiving Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Customers walk by an advertisement for Thanksgiving Day hours at an American Eagle store in San Francisco.

    With more than 38 million consumers expected to shop on Thanksgiving, more small businesses are slated to be open.

  • Who will win this holiday? Here are a few clues Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A TJ Maxx employee and customer at a store in Washington, D.C.

    While the broader holiday sales picture isn't all merry and bright, for some retailers, that macro view really doesn't matter.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 24- Target Corp's 10 percent discount on a $30.49 pair of embroidered curtains was not nearly enough to entice Valerie Jenkins, shopping in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving. But polls by Reuters/ Ipsos and some others show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and...

  • Nov 24- Black Friday comes early to Saks Fifth Avenue stores this year. The luxury retailer, owned by Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co, will start Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Chief Executive Jerry Storch said. Others including Target Corp, J.C. Penney Co Inc and Kohl's Corp have also stepped up promotions and deals as they look to grab a piece...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Nov 24- Target Corp's 10 percent discount on a $30.49 pair of embroidered curtains was not nearly enough to entice Valerie Jenkins, shopping in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving. But polls by Reuters/ Ipsos and some others show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and...

  • BOSTON, Nov 24- U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. "This is by far the most sophisticated point-of-sale malware seen to date," said Maria Noboa, lead technical...

  • Excuses, excuses: Proof consumers are spending Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    Home Depot employee, Arlene Carbonell, (R) helps Anna Vasquez as she shops in the paint department at the store in Miami, Florida.

    Tuesday's earnings reports dispelled some fears that consumers are keeping their wallets clamped shut as the holidays approach.

  • The stock sector selling at a big holiday discount Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Looking for a great holiday season deal? These battered stocks may be offering the biggest discount of all.

  • U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower, pressured by a continued decline in oil prices and soft reports on the health of the consumer.

  • Pisani: Retail's problem isn't tightfisted shoppers Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    Retailers are getting clobbered today, but don't miss the key story.

  • Nov 13- Slumping same-store sales at upscale U.S. department store operator Nordstrom Inc could point to more than a glut in retailers' inventories, not just a longer-than-usual spell of warm weather and fewer spendthrift tourists. Trouble at Nordstrom- seen as head-and-shoulder above rivals such as Macy's Inc and cheaper retailers including Kohl's Corp in...

  • *Cisco's forecast drags on tech stocks. Dow component Cisco fell 6.4 percent to $26.05 after it gave a weak forecast, citing a slowdown in orders and weak spending outside the United States. The stock was the second-biggest drag on the S&P and the Nasdaq and pulled down the stock of tech heavyweights such as Oracle and Microsoft.

  • Surprise! Penney has the lead into holiday Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Customers browse the make-up area at a Sephora USA store inside a J.C. Penney store in Brooklyn, New York.

    While J.C. Penney still has a long way to go in reaching its goal of $1.2 billion in EBITDA by 2017, it continued to show marked progress.

  • Nov 13- J.C. Penney Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and a smaller-than-expected loss, helped by demand for home products and footwear and a strong performance by the growing number of Sephora beauty shops in its stores. Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell summed up J.C. Penney's quarter as "good results, but bad timing."

  • *Cisco falls after weak forecast. Nov 13- U.S. stocks were lower on Friday after Cisco's disappointing forecast and as weaker-than-expected October retail sales data and forecast cuts by department store chains fueled fears of a slowdown in demand ahead of the key holiday shopping season. Dow component Cisco fell 5.6 percent to $26.27 after it gave a weak...

  • *3rd- qtr adj. loss $0.47 vs est. loss $0.55. Nov 13- J.C. Penney Co Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and a smaller-than-expected loss, helped by demand for home products and footwear and a strong performance by the growing number of Sephora beauty shops in its stores. Macy's Inc and Nordstrom Inc, whose customers tend to be more affluent than...

  • *Dow component Cisco falls after weak growth forecast. *Nordstrom sinks on full-year forecast cut. Department store chains Macy's and Nordstrom have both reported disappointing results and lowered their full-year forecasts in the past two days.

  • Futures lower after data, earnings Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as investors digested October's retail sales, following a string of warnings from major retailers.

  • Early movers: JCP, FIT, TYC, EPC, YELP, TWC & more Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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