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Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
J.C. Penney reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook, but analysts caution the retailer still isn't where it needs to be in its turnaround efforts.
A number of specialty stores have pumped the brakes on their dramatic discounts, but department stores are still offering big price cuts.
UPS, embarrassed by deliveries that failed to reach clients in time for Christmas, may have a shrunken fleet of jets to blame. The WSJ reports.
StellaService, which rates retail customer service, scored sites on meeting promised delivery dates on holiday orders.
Shopping in stores crawled this holiday season, leaving a pile of unsold inventory. That means bigger-than-usual after-Christmas sales.
It is the latest move in a competitive environment that has had retailers trying to out-promote one another since Thanksgiving.
Some retailers desperate for sales and customer loyalty have begun training their employees in the art of bargaining with customers. The NYT reports.
The second storm of the holiday season is making its way through a wide swath of the nation just as the shopping crunch intensifies.
Consumers have more opportunities to pay for holiday purchases over time. But no-interest offers may not be such a bargain.
Kohl's announced on Thursday that it will extend its holiday hours to 24 hours in the days leading up to Christmas.
A shorter holiday calendar could send frenzied shoppers to physical stores for last-minute purchases, taking some sales away from e-commerce.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
"The names you would traditionally think of with the holidays, they've actually lagged the market," Bespoke's Paul Hickey says.
A look at the early winners and losers from the heavily discounted Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday weekend.
Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
The retail industry looms large in this week's market winners and losers, and considering it's Black Friday, no surprise there.
Shoppers eager to get a jump on Black Friday got into arguments and fought in parking lots at a few places around the country. NBC News reports.
If you just decided to join the Black Friday crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone.