With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.
most central bankers have been trying to pour cold water on the idea that they would be raising rates any time soon. But the German Bundesbank apparently didn't get the memo.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Monday, after major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June, amid ongoing uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchases.
The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.
Stocks finished slightly lower in lackluster trading Friday, extending their losses for a third-straight session. Major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June.
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U.S. stock index futures held their modest gains Friday following the housing starts report and after major averages logged their biggest drop since June.
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Stocks finished near their session lows Thursday, with the Dow dropping more than 200 points, as bond yields jumped to their highest level in two years and as the market continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its asset purchases.
U.S. stock index futures added to their losses across the board Thursday following a mixed batch of economic reports and as investors continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.
The harried mom. The bargain hunter. The plain-old indecisive shopper. For many consumers, buying what catches their eye and returning what doesn't work out is a strategy for smart shopping.
Stocks finished the week in negative territory, with major indexes logging their worst week since June, as investors found little reason to buy following the market's recent highs and amid ongoing worries about when the Fed may start to wind down its stimulus program.
Teens are shopping, but their back-to-school wish lists have changed. Many are mixing designer handbags and fast fashion, making it tough on traditional teen retailers.
Investors will be scanning retail earnings reports, due out over the next few weeks, for the lessons they hold about the back-to-school shopping season, the second-busiest retail period.
T.J. Maxx plans to open an online store this year, as does rival Saks' Off Fifth outlets, making 2013 the year tech may have caught up with the speed of fashion.
Looking for a way to boost sales, more retailers have begun looking north in search of a less skittish Canadian consumer who doesn't have as many shopping choices.
Saks agreed to sell itself to Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian parent of Lord & Taylor, for about $2.4 billion in a deal that will bring luxury to more North American locales.
Amid the fervor over surging gun sales at Cabela's, experts cite another reason for the company's success: Its use of customer data.