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How consumers behave during this year's back-to-school shopping season could give us our first taste of what's to come for the broader economy.
Stocks eked out a gain after a late rally Thursday as investors cheered an encouraging business-inventories report, the latest sign that the recession is winding down.
Stocks rebounded from a midmorning slide Thursday after a report showed business inventories continued to shrink as sales jumped, offering the latest indication that the recession is winding down.
A handful of retail stores reported upbeat earnings news on Thursday. Is the sector finally thawing? Retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citigroup and Jeff Klinefelter of Piper Jaffray discussed their insights.
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There's some positive momentum for Wall Street ahead of Thursday's session. Futures are pointing to a nice pop at the open, following yesterday's strong gains.
The stock market rally will continue—but beware of a pullback, said Jeff Krumpelman of Hilliard Lyons Capital Management and Christopher Zook at CAZ Investments.
Wall Street's bull could take a breather in the week ahead, but the trend for stocks remains higher, for now.
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Retailers are managing their business better, even though consumers are still conserving cash— and investors are taking notice.
Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains.
The hope is that we will see some back to school lift, but Labor Day is the latest possible date this year. There are a lot of tax-free holidays in August, particularly in the South, that may help.
Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.
I'm torn between two news items, trying to decide which is more telling that we are entering the end of days. Soon, cockroaches will rule the Earth while we retreat to our pods and play videogames, wear ever-more bizarre clothing, gain 600 pounds, and use The Comfort Wipe.
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Retailers are gearing up earlier than usual for the back-to-school season and analyst Jeff Klinefelter at Piper Jaffray and Ellen Davis, senior director at National Retail Federation discussed the outlook for the industry.
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
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Both the Dow and S&P powered higher after solid results from Intel reinforced hopes for an economic recovery and a rebound in technology spending.
As the weak-consumer trend continues, some of these discounters are going to keep performing well, said Dana Telsey, chief research officer and retail analyst at Telsey Advisory Group.