Europe is emerging from its economic freeze; retail giant Macy's is another story.
With the stock market in a summer lull, Wall Street's activist investors are looking downright hyperactive.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a narrowly higher open on Wednesday, as shares in Europe traded mixed after Tuesday's robust data from the U.S.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Retailers may get welcome relief from Mother Nature as a cool August will likely provide retailers a tailwind heading into fall.
As part of the deal, the board "reaffirmed its overwhelming support" for CEO Myron Ullman and Chairman Thomas Engibous, who had been targeted by Ackman.
With many traders at the beach, the remaining bulls and bears will skirmish around this key level. Here's what's on tap for the week ahead.
Stocks finished the week in negative territory, with major indexes logging their worst week since June, as investors found little reason to buy following the market's recent highs and amid ongoing worries about when the Fed may start to wind down its stimulus program.
Teens are shopping, but their back-to-school wish lists have changed. Many are mixing designer handbags and fast fashion, making it tough on traditional teen retailers.
A few names stand to outperform their peers as the back-to-school season approaches, Dana Telsey says.
Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.
Investors will be scanning retail earnings reports, due out over the next few weeks, for the lessons they hold about the back-to-school shopping season, the second-busiest retail period.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Designed with 24-karat-gold thread, an ultraluxe collection has entered the intimate apparel market to fill a void in the underwear drawers of the wealthy.
Showcasing the latest in the big business of skimpy, several designers were featured during the second edition of Lingerie Fashion Week.
Krystal Maxie-Collins knows it's tough to make a living. Workers like her plod along in positions that leave them barely enough money to keep food on the table.
Earnings from top retailers may not be telling the sector's full story, Steve Kernkraut of Durban Captial says.
Retailers competing for customers are offering unusual items such as appliances and bedding as part of back-to-school sales. What's worth buying this time of year.
The EU may deliver a blow to credit-card companies if a proposal to cap lucrative credit-card transaction fees is approved.
Like it or not, it's time for back-to-school shopping. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to win your dollars for this very competitive-and important-shopping season.