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Stock futures are up modestly on better-than-expected jobless claims data and Alcoa’s smaller-than-expected loss.
With consumers feeling the recession pinch, the necessity for designer brands to unload excess inventories has given rise to a new breed of Internet retailers.
Auto makers are posting May sales that are the best for 2009; Ford's economists are estimating that May vehicles sales were roughly 10.4 million; if true that is well above the consensus of 9.4 million.
The reflation trade - strong commodities, weak dollar - was back in vogue Wednesday, even as a revised economic forecast from the Fed took the steam out of stocks.
It's buy the rumor on the stimulus package, the Geithner package, and hopes that mark-to-market will be modified.
It's the kind of retail market that separates the sheep from the goats, and JPMorgan's Brian Tunick thinks the sheep can give investors quite a feast.
The BoE got a step closer by cutting 50 bps to 1% as expected, The ECB has decided to sit the race out by keeping rates unchanged at 2%.
As the debt-laden U.S. consumer grows more and more reluctant to spend and Europeans are cutting down on consumption, the world looks to China for salvation. But experts interviewed by CNBC explain why China will not save the global economy from recession.
Oil prices plummeted Friday as concerns increased over energy demand in the slowing global economy. Experts tell CNBC the commodity could fall to $10 a barrel.
Further economic data out of China showed the country was at risk of falling into a deflationary period. Chinese consumer price inflation fell to a 22-month low of 2.4 percent in November, sparking a fresh commitment from the government to take steps to reinvigorate the economy. Experts tell CNBC the country still has attractive prospects.
A tentative deal has been reached between the White House and congressional Democrats regarding a $15 billion proposal for bailing out the U.S. automakers. But CNBC's experts are skeptical on the measures and reckon the markets' positive reaction to the news will be unsustainable.
Oil prices were steady Tuesday, following a 7 percent rally the previous day, on further economic fears as Japan slipped into a deeper recession. GDP data showed the country's economy contracted at an even faster pace than originally estimated during the third quarter. CNBC's experts weigh in on the economic woes.
Global stocks surged Monday with investors taking heart from a likely rescue plan for U.S. automakers and more government stimulus packages to reverse an economic decline. But experts tell CNBC that the slowdown is far from over.
U.S. employers axed payrolls by a shocking 533,000 in November for the weakest performance in 34 years. Experts tell CNBC that the outlook for the economy is grim.
November retail sales figures will be released later on Thursday. But as analysts revise their forecasts down on concerns of slowing consumer spending due to recessionary woes, experts predict further troubles for the retail sector.
If you think navigating the mall during the holidays is tough, just try trading the retailers.
The market news on Black Friday is all about retail — so unsurprisingly, the news today is pretty bleak, as shoppers look to stretch tight budgets and thinner wallets. Retail chain CEOs who spoke to CNBC emphasized the positive, but industry analysts are already predicting a "red" Christmas. And investment strategists see a big cash-raising selloff in the works.
Top retail analyst Dana Telsey isn't putting lipstick on this pig. "This is going to be a bad Christmas," she told CNBC.
Retail traffic has slowed to a crawl as consumers shut their wallets, caught in the paralyzing grip of tightened credit, rising unemployment and falling home values. It may take a miracle to save retailers this Christmas.