Marvin Ellison takes over as JC Penney's new CEO as the company faces challenges in retail from foreign competition and e-commerce.» Read More
The move will put the manufacturer of products such as Tide detergent, Pampers diapers and Gillette shavers in direct competition with the some of its biggest customers, traditional retailers.
Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.
Markets rose slightly on Thursday despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales. How should investors be positioned in this type of environment? Keith Goddard, president of Capital Advisors, shared his insights.
Wall Street's stumble over weak economic trends was a short one, as investors turned an early loss into a modest gain despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales.
Retail sales, at down 0.3 percent, was below expectations of a gain of 0.5 percent, though November was revised upward, while first time unemployment claims rose slightly more than expected for the week.
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Investors are wondering how to game retail after Tiffany said shoppers were spending again. Find out how Karen Finmerman is playing it.
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Retailers on Thursday will report December sales results, taking the wraps off their holiday season and possibly showing the best comparisons in 20 months.
As investors look for the retail sector to rebound in 2010, Jeff Klinefelter and Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analysts at Piper Jaffray, shared their picks and pans for the New Year.
Stocks erased their losses Wednesday — and the Dow and Nasdaq pulled off a gain — after a better-than-expected report on Midwest manufacturing.
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Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a better-than-expected report on Midwest manufacturing.
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea has spent the last two months consolidating above $10, and now traders are looking for the heavily shorted grocer to push toward $13.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower start Wednesday, following a day where the market snapped its winning streak, trading in a very small range.
Amazon collects sales tax in only five states, which gives it a continuing advantage over companies who do collect them in all or most states.
American Apparel, known for its basic-style clothing, has targeted more than 100 pet videos on Internet site YouTube to plug its canine clothing line. The campaign gives a glimpse at the future of ads on YouTube.
From Macy’s to Williams-Sonoma and Sears, retailers are tying more purchases to a worthy cause, banking on the premise that socially conscious buying is in and conspicuous consumption is out.
The percentage of job seekers starting a business has doubled in this recession. Here are some laid-off professionals turned happy, successful entrepreneurs who give new meaning to economic recovery.
Retailers are celebrating their first real mobile marketing holiday this year with smartphone applications that they hope will help them ring in the New Year with a stronger mobile presence, but as this retail segment matures, apps might not be the best approach.