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The latest batch of retail sales reports underscore that economic recovery doesn't happen overnight. Still, despite these disappointments, the results marked the eighth consecutive month that retailers logged same-store sales increases.
Stocks remained lower in mid-afternoon Wednesday, led by energy and industrials, after the Dow briefly popped into positive territory. Markets remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review.
Stocks were hammered Tuesday, logging their worst decline in months amid worries that the European debt crisis will spread and that Spain might be the next to need a bailout.
The Dow plunged more than 200 points Tuesday as the dollar rallied against the euro amid worries about the European debt crisis.
Cramer thinks this company could be the next in its group to deliver an upside surprise, and he wants you in ahead of the quarter.
CEO Charles Koppelman explains how product licensing is driving growth for this company.
High unemployment could hinder the retail sector's recovery, despite its recent improvement in same-store sales, Macy's Chairman, President and CEO Terry Lundgren told CNBC Thursday.
After closing not far from the lows on Friday, the S&P 500 closed at its high yesterday and is sitting just off the highs for the day as of this writing. Volume is again trending toward the heavy side.
Stocks rose for a sixth straight dayas investors cheered a pair of solid manufacturing reports and shrugged off a jump in jobless claims.
Stocks rose Thursday in mid-afternoon trading, following a five-day winning streak as investors digested a jump in jobless claims against a pair of solid manufacturing reports.
As luxury retailers adjust to shoppers' desire for lower opening price points, one upscale department store's outlet strategy runs the risk of hurting its brand equity.
Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?
Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.
This sector right now is on fire. And whether it’s the return of the M&A market, a newly confident consumer or a visionary CEO, there are plenty of ways to play it.
Kohl's is rebounding after a four-month correction, and the bulls are looking for more upside.
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Retail sales for March: another month that may be better than expected. While everyone is fixated on the jobs report, watch out for March same store sales, due April 8. February retail sales were better than expected, despite bad weather, now the same may happen for March. Same thing: poor weather pattern in third week in the Northeast, but early reports seem to be encouraging.
The American markets are reacting to the country’s problems the same way they did health care. Cramer explains why that is wrong.
The shoe industry is in bull-market mode, and this is the stock to buy.
There may be fewer frills on Easter bonnets, but more spending on jelly beans, flavored marshmallows, and other goodies, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, which predicts consumers will spend more on Easter.