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*Ukraine engaged Russia armored column. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, reversing earlier gains as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian armored column on Ukrainian soil, raising the prospect of a deeper escalation in the region's unrest. Markets had opened higher as investors continued to bet that the tension between Ukraine and Russia was waning.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $56.71. Macy's Inc. fell$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $57.52. Nordstrom fell $2.55 or 3.7 percent, to $66.14.
Despite the rough ride this summer due to international turmoil, stocks look like they're poised to continue their upward march, two market watchers tell CNBC.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Aug 14- Department store chain J.C. Penney reported stronger- than-expected quarterly same-store sales, bucking a trend of disappointing sales from peers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Macy's Inc.. J.C. Penney's shares were up 3.2 percent in extended trading after the company also reported a much smaller second-quarter loss.
The National Retail Federation expects the average family with school-aged children to spend $669.28 for back to school items, up 5 percent from last year.
Aug 14- Wal-Mart Stores Inc cut its full-year profit forecast, citing higher employee healthcare costs and increased investment in its online business, and the company said heavy discounting was likely to continue into the holiday shopping season.
*Cisco down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Thursday as investors found few reasons to buy following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weakness in Europe and ongoing uncertainty over Ukraine.
Aug 14- Department store chain Kohl's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs fell, sending its shares up 3.4 percent in premarket trading. Kohl's, which caters to price-sensitive middle-class shoppers and competes with Macy's Inc, J.C. Penney Co Inc and Nordstrom Inc, said net sales fell 1.1 percent to $4.24 billion.
*Cisco shares down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weak conditions in Europe. *Cisco Systems Inc fell 1.3 percent to $24.87 in premarket trading.
Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut S. Korea cuts key rate for 1st time in 15 months US retail sales flat in July Lenovo profit up 23 percent on mobile growth Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly
Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles
NEW YORK— Matt Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. NEW YORK— Amazon's new credit-card processing device and mobile app is designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
Kohl's Corp. fell$. 82 or 1.5 percent, to $55.11. Macy's Inc. fell $3.29 or 5.5 percent, to $56.47. Nordstrom fell$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $68.12.
Cramer often look inside the market for insights on broad sentiment. And certain things happened on Wednesday that suggest trouble.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average returning to positive territory for the year, as surging biotech shares helped investors shrug off disappointing retail sales data.
Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers as part of restructuring; 4 Q profit dips Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Macy's trims sales outlook as it reports 4 pct increase in 2 Q profit US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending Amazon to offer credit-card reader and mobile app for small businesses People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4- D Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 41,000 LR2s, Range Rover Evoques because of air bag problem Deere 3rd- quarter profit slips with equipment sales weakening at home and abroad US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct. in June; sales slowed from previous rapid gains
Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers Cisco 4 Q profit drops 1 percent US indexes move higher; Amazon gains, Macy's drops Burger King nixes lower-calorie' Satisfries' Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Macy's 2 Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut US retail sales flat in July Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Jaguar Land Rover recalling nearly 41,000 vehicles
Cisco to lay off up to 6,000 workers as part of restructuring Cisco 4 Q profit falls 1 percent but results beat Wall Street's estimates US indexes move higher as Amazon gains, Macy's drops.
A weak retail sales report for July and an earnings miss by retail giant Macy's has raised fears about the state of the consumer.