Stocks declined, with the Dow and S&P on track to closer lower for a fourth day, as investor worries about a slowing Chinese economy and debt troubles in peripheral European countries sent materials, energy and other commodities lower. Boeing and Alcoa fell, while Disney and Intel rose.
The consumer appliance maker Jarden sells its products to big mass merchants, like Wal-Mart spacerand Target, and expects to see positive trends this holiday season.
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.
Here’s where the next leg of that move will come from.
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.
Retailers largely reported better-than-expected sales in October, providing some momentum heading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Fed policy captures traders' attention. Also: October retail same-store sales were a mixed bag: some tricks, some treats. It's important to note that estimates have been coming down all month, and only about half have beat the consensus.
Ahead of October's same-store sales results out Thursday, a retail analyst gives her best trades going into November.
Although retailers are expected to report monthly sales gains that are below last year's levels, there are still expected to be some bright spots in the report that bode well for the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season.
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The Supreme Court is schedule to hear oral arguments on Nov. 2 in the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, by far the most important challenge – legal or otherwise – the video game history has faced.
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.
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Over the last 6 months company insiders have been selling a lot more than they've been buying. That doesn't look terribly bullish for stocks but looks may be deceiving....
Reports from two industries—electronics and gaming—indicate that both those businesses have improved, but long-term challenges are quite severe.
Many of the toys we combed through for our holiday toy slideshow were priced low, which is fitting, given the cost-consciousness that reigns among consumers these days.
J.C. Penney has put in a poison pill that prevents any other shareholder of exceeding a 10 percent stake in the company.