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Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing slightly down to mark five straight days of losses. Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher. 3M and Boeing fell.
As part of a growing trend among hedge funds and Wall Street firms, Cold War-style satellite surveillance is being used to gather market-moving information.
Stocks opened lower Monday then pared losses, following last week’s sharp decline, as investors braced for the next batch of earnings and economic data. Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, shared his outlook.
A smattering of secondary economic reports and several big retailers' earnings fill what could otherwise be a quiet week, in which markets sort out big moves in interest rates and currencies.
On Friday investors were shifting into and out of positions as evidence mounted that we may be looking at a jobless recovery.
If you think of college students as impulsive, you may need to rethink your view, at least when it comes to making back-to-school purchases. It seems, they are doing their homework. Faced with a limited back-to-school budget, college students are putting the bulk of their dollars toward must-have electronics items, even if that means scrimping in other areas.
Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.
Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.
On Thursday our traders were attempting to gauge the ripple effect, after Russia said it would temporarily halt grain exports.
Investors can’t wait to get their hands on the latest retail numbers to gauge the health of the consumer and by proxy the rally.
The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.
Facing pressure from critics of Wall Street to limit its role in elections, Goldman Sachs has pledged not to spend any of its vast corporate reserves on political advertising. The NYT reports.
As summer comes to an end and students go back to school, the retail industry is preparing for its first big test of the fall semester—picking the right price.
Back-to-school fashion is getting a makeover as more school districts adopt uniform dress codes.
The online retailer's shares plunged after the company posted earnings that missed analyst expectations and revenue that barely beat forecasts.
On the surface they seem better than expected but stocks turned negative on Thursday, as the Street feared what lies beneath recent earnings from JPMorgan.
Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.
June retail sales report: better than most expected, but not a game changer. Numbers were good for the most part, but not enough to change anyone's opinion. The back half remains murky due to the macro data, which right now does not support a robust recovery.
Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a late rally as investors scooped up some bargains. Energy, techs and financials gained, while retail stocks were one of the weakest links after a downgrade on the sector.
Tired of waiting for spending to rebound on its own, retailers are taking matters into their own hands. From loans to shoppers or discounts for credit card holders, shops entice wary consumers to spend, the New York Times reports.