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  • U.S. stock index futures added to gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said growth risks are on the downside and should be contained by effective policymaker action. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 29.3 pct premarket. **INFORMATICA CORP, Wednesday close $33.63, down 19.7 pct premarket.

  • *September same-store sales view up 5.0 percent-- Thomson Reuters data. *Says preliminary total retail sales of $1.01 billion for September 2012. *Says preliminary year-to-date total retail sales of $7.33 billion increased.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising between 0.2 and 0.5 percent. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 27.4 pct premarket.

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    Nordstrom is the latest in a string of retailers to announce Canadian expansion plans as companies seek to reach the country’s consumers who exhibit less enthusiasm for ecommerce.

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    To compete in an industry that J. Crew CEO Millard "Mickey" Drexler said already contains many brands and designers, retailers must guard against overexpansion and growing merely for growth's sake.

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    With Fashion Week in full swing, Cramer looks at retail stocks with room to run.

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    There is some concern that the political uncertainty surrounding the election and looming fiscal cliff could rattle consumers heading into the all-important holiday season.

  • Goldman Hosts 2012 Retail Conference

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides a preview of this year's annual retail conference. A number of the big names are there, this year, and one theme that's emerging is uncertainty about the future economic environment.

  • Especially since Mitt Romney’s résumé became presidential campaign fodder, there has been much debate about the merits of private equity, which is known for its focus on short-term gains. The New York Times reports.

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    Small and big companies alike, including Google and IBM, have undergone name changes. Here's how to gauge if a name change is right for your business.

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    Take a look at the strategies used by America's most trusted brands, and what you can learn to better connect with your customers.

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    Take a look at some of Monday's morning movers:

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    Looking for back-to-school buys for your portfolio? This season’s consumer is on the hunt for value and brands, driving some companies that emphasize brands rather than private labels to outperform, one analyst said.

  • Stocks ended narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Thursday, with the Dow breaking a four-day winning streak, as investors digested a better-than-expected jobless claims report against waning optimism over the ECB to tackle the region's debt crisis.

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

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    Traders are watching to see if the S&P 500 can break meaningfully above 1400, a three-month high water mark for the stock market, which could help propel it toward a new high for the year.

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    As U.S. retailers head into the crucial back-to-school season, one analyst shared some of her top picks and argued that retailers’ past momentum could augur future strength.

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    Topshop and Nordstrom announced live on CNBC they are teaming up. While Sir Philip Green has already put a stake in U.S. ground he intends to continue bringing British fashion to the U.S. in the form of 15 to 20 flagship stores over time.