Two big retail players restructure, hard times for other brand names and ETFS become a scapegoat for market volatility.
Europe: The patient is on the table. Martin Wolff, in an editorial in the Financial Times this morning, said that euro zone officials who insisted on treaty changes that would take two years to enact before they would act decisively were akin to doctors who were treating a critically ill patient by working out an exercise program to ensure he didn't have another heart attack. It's an apt analogy.
Black Friday has historically been regarded as the day when retailers move from a loss into profit for the year. While the explanation no longer holds much relevance, this year the day after Thanksgiving could be critical for several major retailers.
Who has the biggest buzz this Black Friday? It looks like Wal-Mart Stores, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Apple may have an edge, according to CNBC's Real-Time Retail Read.
The low-end and midrange retailers cut prices to attract shoppers, while executives at luxury stores say that they are actually able to sell more at full price than in recent boom years. The New York Times reports.
Retailers are counting on shoppers to return to an old holiday tradition: buying gifts for themselves.
For bargain hunters on the prowl for the best deal, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer an either-or proposition — and that’s a huge plus for consumers.
Thursday’s recovery from EU debt crisis puts focus back on fundamentals
Stocks closed higher in thin, choppy trading Thurday as investors snapped up beaten-down sectors from the previous session's sharp selloff, but ongoing worries over the euro zone crisis limited gains.
Euro zone weakness is impacting the global economy: European Union lowers growth forecasts.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will be kicking off the official start to the holiday shopping season with special deals starting on Thanksgiving night. It's the latest retailer to woo crowds earlier than last year in a bid to get a jump on the competition.
Futures rallied Thursday, attempting to rebound from its worst day in almost three months as Italian bond yields eased and following a handful of better-than-expected economic reports.
The swirl around Italy's debt woes is likely to dominate markets Thursday, after the rapid rise in Italian borrowing costs sent risk assets cascading around the globe Wednesday.
With several big earnings expected next week, find out which names the "Mad Money" host plans to monitor.
To all those who are still digging out from the deadly and massive “Snowtober” storm, some good news: The odds are good that there won’t be a “Snowvember” or “Snowcember.”
Black Friday is more popular than ever with holiday shoppers, but that isn’t stopping retailers from trying to lure bargain hunters into the stores ahead of Thanksgiving.
Holiday shoppers plan to take advantage of the discounts that come along with the Christmas holiday season to stock up on items for themselves, according to the findings a new survey.
Citigroup and Deutsche Bank analysts issued reports on Tuesday, highlighting how some better back-to-school results may be a prelude to a stronger holiday shopping season at some retailer chains.
Most off-price retailers are in a “sweet spot” right now and investors should take advantage of Ross Stores stock in particular, according to Patrick McKeever, managing director and senior analyst at MKM Partners.
Never mind the Missoni mayhem, Target has announced its next foray into High Fashion, a partnership with up-and-coming designer Jason Wu.