U.S. stock index futures rallied ahead of the open Thursday as General Motors shares looked set to jump on their return to the New York stock market, and jobless claims came in as expected.
Stocks ended mixed after trading in a tight range for most of the session Wednesday as continued uncertainties with the global economy weighed on investors, ahead of General Motors highly anticipated initial public offering. Home Depot fell, while McDonald's rose.
Stocks turned negative after trading within a tight range for most of the session Wednesday as continued uncertainties with the global economy weighed on investors. Home Depot fell, while Merck rose.
Wal-Mart Stores and a number of other retailers are expanding their hours for Black Friday in the hopes of luring more shoppers who want to get a head-start on their holiday shopping.
It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as traders watch incoming economic data for signs that a pattern of better news continues.
With 13 retailers reporting earning next week, the "Fast" traders share which they'll be listening to.
With the reversal in the markets, the traders recommend watching these key levels in the S&P.
Leaks, conspiracies and price wars. They don't describe a plot from a James Bond movie. Rather, they portray what the nation's largest retailers are up against as they position themselves for Black Friday steals and deals.
Consumers may be planning to spend less on gifts overall this holiday season, but that frugality seemingly won’t apply when it comes to consumer electronics.
Why wait for Black Friday? Sears isn't. The retailer will be open its Sears stores from 7 am. until noon on Thanksgiving, according a leaked Black Friday circular obtained by CNBC.com.
Sears is turning to the "undead" to breathe new life into its sales. The retailer has launched a zombified version of its retail Web site, hoping to stir up buzz as it heads into the Halloween weekend with discounts it claims are of "Black Friday" proportions.
Toys 'R Us is expected to announce that it will sweeten the rewards offered by its loyalty program, giving members 10 percent back on their purchases this holiday season. The enhanced rewards program is yet another sign of the creative promotions that retailers are expected to use this holiday season to attract shoppers.
In a bid to capture younger shoppers and recoup market share lost to stores like H&M, Forever 21 and Zara—which churn out runway-inspired looks at bargain prices—JCPenney bowed in-store shops from Spanish chain Mango; Macy's rolled out the Material Girl line from Madonna; and Sears unveiled “Now+Here,” a fast-fashion junior and apparel department.
J.C. Penney has put in a poison pill that prevents any other shareholder of exceeding a 10 percent stake in the company.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Bill Ackman, the noted activist investor with a noticeably mixed track record when it comes to investing in retail is at it again.
Since the Dow first settled above 11,000 on May 3, 1999, it has closed above this milestone 27% of the time (780 out of the last 2,878 trading sessions, or 11+ years of trading). Here are some vital stats, including oil, gold, bonds and stocks the Dow dropped since 1999.
Talking with toy manufacturers at Time to Play magazine's annual holiday showcase event in New York, the message is clear: It is still all about value.
Now that retailers such as Toys 'R Us and Kmart have weighed in on their picks for the hot toys for this Christmas holiday season, it's time for several toy industry trade publications to make their best guesses. Here are some of the toys that are making several lists.
Stocks surged Friday after a boost in durable goods orders—and despite news that home sales had their second-worst month on record in August. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market outlook.