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Macy's plans to add 86,000 seasonal workers across its namesake and Bloomingdale's department stores this holiday.
The announcement follows news from J.C. Penney and Target, which said last week they will keep their hiring figures flat for 2014.
NEW YORK, Sept 22- Retail stocks were lower on Monday, dropping along with weakness in the broader market, but Morgan Stanley sees a higher-than-average likelihood that many stocks in the sector could receive acquisition offers in the coming year.
Target will hire 70,000 seasonal workers this holiday, Wal-Mart 60,000 and J.C. Penney 35,000.
As CEO of his own soon-to-be public company, Bill Ackman will use a dual share-class structure that has been considered unfriendly to investors.
The season will be "decent" but new Apple products will take business away from traditional mall retailers, one analyst said.
After Urban Outfitters's apparently faux-bloody Kent State sweatshirt, Carole Roth draws the line between humor and bad taste.
The "Fast Money" traders share their top picks for stocks that are now poised for a comeback.
As New York Fashion Week has grown to include mainstream brands, the twice-a-year spectacle now encompasses both the high end and everyday.
If chart patterns are to be believed, one car maker is about to peel out and head higher.
Collette Wixom is saving for her four-year-old son's college tuition by featuring him in branded attire on social media, with a following of 175,000.
To help shoppers find the best sales Labor Day, here are mobile apps for iOS and Android devices recommended by Trae Bodge, senior editor for retailmenot.com.
He searches for those savings during his daily visits to the Family Dollar Store near his home in Fraser, Michigan, sometimes stopping by as many as 10 times a week "if there are things I need," said the 51- year-old home care provider.
Several companies highlighted strong back-to-school trends in their earnings reports.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Take a look at some of Thursday's after-hours buzz:
Aug 14- Department store chain J.C. Penney reported stronger- than-expected quarterly same-store sales, bucking a trend of disappointing sales from peers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Macy's Inc.. J.C. Penney's shares were up 3.2 percent in extended trading after the company also reported a much smaller second-quarter loss.
*Putin strikes conciliatory tone on Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Russia helped ease concerns about escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings.
U.S.stocks closed higher on Thursday at August highs despite subpar economic data around the world, and after conciliatory remarks from Putin.