As stocks sail into the holiday season at record highs, strategists are looking past any Santa rally to the volatility that could come next year.
For retailers, the outlook for this holiday season is shaping up as a mirror of the widening wealth gap of the American shopping public.
High-end retailers are doing well, but low-end stores are cautious and very promotional.
Retailers are pushing black Friday sales earlier this year, letting consumers walk away with doorbuster deals up to a week before the holiday.
Retail analysts are wondering how much J.C. Penney's drastic price cuts could dent other stores' sales this holiday season.
J.C. Penney is reporting a wider third-quarter loss, but the results showed its business is starting to stabilize.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting could help determine the course of interest rates for the rest of the year.
Many factors could affect whether shoppers open their wallets this holiday season. But one thing is clear: The pressure is on.
Not even $3 billion could convince Snapchat's founders to go work for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, but it was a better week for Amazon and Apple.
The traders kicked off a big week of CNBC's "Fast Money" by addressing increasingly mainstream concerns of a bubble in the equity markets.
Stores are facing a backlash for opening on Thanksgiving but trader Todd Schoenberger asks: Does anyone really like making small talk with Uncle Frank? C'mon This is America. Let's shop!
Cheaper gasoline has put billions back in the pocket of consumers, but it’s unclear how much of it will go to holiday shopping.
Kohl's shares fell sharply Thursday after the retailer posted earnings and revenue that fell short of market expectations.
Fed chief nominee-in-waiting Janet Yellen got markets rolling on Wednesday with her dovish remarks. Don't expect much follow-through.
Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday as the yen weakened while the rest of Asian investors cheered dovish remarks from Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen.
As the Black Friday creep continues, Sears and Kmart announced Wednesday that they will kick off their deals one week early.
The record price paid for a Francis Bacon work at Tuesday night’s Christie’s auction highlights the Fed’s failed efforts to boost the economy.
U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 positioned for record finishes, after upbeat earnings from retailing giant Macy's helped foster optimism about holiday shopping.
Take a look at some of TKTK midday movers:
Macy's was the first big retailer to report, and its results this morning were certainly encouraging.