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Welcome to the new reality: consumers want to—or have to—pay in cash, and that means it's time to starting pinching pennies to save up for holiday gifts.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.
September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping will likely help sales at U.S. retail chains in September, according to the latest analyst forecasts.
With September coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of yesterday's close.
Stocks that had an increase in short covering also surged by more than 25 percent, leading one analyst to questions the claim that recent rallies are due to short covering.
Things are getting better, Cramer said Thursday.
Find out why shares of Nordstrom popped while H&R Block dropped and how to trade the moves.
Stocks ended higher for a third session a day before investors get a better glimpse of the economy's health in the August jobs report. Alcoa rose, Merck fell.
Stocks extended gains Thursday afternoon, although were still up modestly, amid subdued trading ahead of the August jobs report on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.
Stocks are up modestly after a batch of economic data that showed glimmers of strength in the economy as investors await the critical August jobs report coming out on Friday. Home Depot rose, American Express fell.
Retailers turned in surprisingly strong monthly sales reports in August, as sales-tax-free holidays and discounting coaxed shoppers to open their wallets and stock up on back-to-school items.
August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.
Discounters and department stores are expected to fare well when retailers issue their monthly sales reports Thursday, as consumers look for one-stop shopping to stock up on school supplies and clothing. Which retailers are heading to the top of the class? A look at analysts' estimates.
The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought. But Ms. Matlin wasn’t ready to buy and left the site. The NYT reports.
Stocks largely ended down Friday, but significantly off earlier losses as the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly higher. The moves were amid light trading and continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
Stocks pared losses Friday, and the Nasdaq turned slightly higher, amid continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
There are very few must-have items going into Back to School, but one item analysts are keen on is jeggings, pants which combine the fit of leggings with the look of jeans.
Stocks slipped Friday in quiet summer trading as the closing bell neared after several reports on the economy did little to improve the mood of investors and the market continued on track to record its worst week since the week ending July 2.