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Frigid temperatures and dry weather should put consumers in the mood to shop on Black Friday weekend.
Rick Snyder, Maxim Group senior retail analyst, and Charles Sizemore, Sizemore Capital Management CIO, debate if JC Penny can be turned around. Sizemore says JCP is a long-term short and worth more dead than alive.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
As retailers experiment with earlier Black Friday promotions, restaurants are extending their hours too, in hopes of squeezing out additional sales.
Walmart, Sears, Children’s Place and other American companies that were selling goods produced at the site of two disasters are not joining in efforts to compensate victims’ families. The NYT reports.
“Retail has become downright treacherous,” said Cramer. Stocks that should be doing quite well just aren’t.
Here are this week's biggest winners and losers, as seen through the lens of Executive Edge.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- Bond investors have had little reason to cheer in 2013. Conflicting signals from the Federal Reserve and uncertainty about the global economy have made debt markets a tough place to rack up returns.
Nov 22- Herbalife Ltd shares rallied as much as 7 percent on Friday as investors rejected the latest salvo from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who insisted the company is nothing but a pyramid scheme, even though his short position based on that view has cost up to $500 million.
For retailers, the outlook for this holiday season is shaping up as a mirror of the widening wealth gap of the American shopping public.
At the Robin Hood Investors Conference, Ackman said in an interview that he would take his campaign against the company "to the end of the earth."
CNBC's Jim Cramer has an idea why sales have suffered of late at a trendy clothing retailer.
DHAKA, Nov 21- Garment workers in Bangladesh will get a 77 percent pay increase from December as the government tries to end a wave of strikes that have roiled the world's second largest clothing exporter in recent months.
As broad stock indexes hit new highs, short sellers dwell on the negative, hoping Fed tapering will torpedo stocks and reverse the shorts’ big losses.
*Minutes suggest Fed may be getting closer to trimming stimulus. NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting said the central bank could begin to scale back its stimulus program at one of its next few meetings.
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jan Kniffen discuss Amazon's private label plans and what retailers will potentially follow them.
Jan Kniffen, J Rogers Kniffen CEO and Herb Greenberg break down JC Penny's earnings blow and what number the retailer needs to hit to be successful.
*J.C. Penney shares jump after results. J.C. Penney shot up 7 percent to $9.32. The results indicated that a turnaround of J.C. Penney is starting to "take hold," Chief Executive Myron Ullman told analysts on a call.
JC Penney posted a wider Q3 loss but forecasts higher sales for the holiday season. Paul Swinand, Morningstar Equity, and Mary Ross Gilbert, Imperial Capital, debate the best trade for the retailer. Swinand says the stock is not for a weak stomach.