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After April’s weak jobs report, investors will scrutinize each piece of economic data for a read on whether the economy's soft patch is temporary or the start of something more troubling.
With the XRT up 17% year to date and the latest same-store sales figures calling some of the strength into question – how should you trade?
With the early start of spring and Easter behind us, retail sales have slowed in April, with many retailers falling short of analysts' estimates.
European stocks dropped, the euro rose as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi spoke. Draghi said that the latest spate of weak economic data highlighted the "prevailing uncertainty."
Europe’s economy and changes at J.C. Penney may give the weather blame game competition when retailers release their upcoming sales and earnings reports.
UBS has a ‘Buy’ rating on only one department store. Know which it is?
Stocks ended largely unchanged in a lackluster session Thursday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report. For the week, however, all three major averages logged their worst decline this year.
IBM is forecasting a surge in demand for home furnishings in the second quarter of this year. Their forecast calls for in-store sales of home furnishings to rise nearly 8 percent to $23.22 billion and online sales to surge 28.4 percent. Combined, the home furnishings market should grow 16.6 percent in the second quarter.
Retailers from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy's reported better-than-expected sales in March in the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy.
March retail sales strong: March same-store sales up 3.9 percent, well above estimates of 3.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics. Now for the bad news...
U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday following a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
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Millennials are shelling out big bucks on their hunt for value and fashion-forward items, and retailers are noticing as they pounce on the opportunity to capture this burgeoning market.
Real estate developer and reality show host Donald Trump is taking another crack at joining a long line of celebrities with their own fragrance brands. Success by Trump is being manufactured by Perfumania Holdings’ Five Star Fragrance unit, and will be available at Macy’s starting this month.
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A lot of retailers are going to profit as J.C. Penney continues its turnaround, Morgan Stanley analyst Michelle Clark told CNBC Thursday.
Consumers are in the driver’s seat as retailers move away from wardrobe staples and shift to fashion-forward pieces while planning their upcoming fall inventories, industry analysts said.
Retailers are reporting strong sales gains for February, as rising consumer confidence is helping consumers to feel more comfortable spending again.