The economy had a modest recovery and Wal-Mart made some missteps. Now, the message from its investor meeting on Wednesday was clear: things are changing and things are getting better.
Stocks closed higher after losing ground in the last few minutes of the session following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long." Bank of America and Alcoa rose, while Verizon fell.
Stocks lost ground in the last few minutes of the session, although remained higher, following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long."
Wal-Mart Stores is holding an analyst day today. Investors will use the chance to get to know Bill Simon better — he has been running the USA division only since June. Here are the issues being mentioned by traders...
Bill Ackman, the noted activist investor with a noticeably mixed track record when it comes to investing in retail is at it again.
Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.
Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.
Welcome to the new reality: consumers want to—or have to—pay in cash, and that means it's time to starting pinching pennies to save up for holiday gifts.
Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May. Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.
September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Thursday and gold powered ahead as investors remained cautious at the start of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell with numbers from Alcoa.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping will likely help sales at U.S. retail chains in September, according to the latest analyst forecasts.
Retail sales continued to grow in September at a pace that was roughly equal to that in August, providing some reassurance that consumers are continuing to spend, albeit in a cautious manner, according to a report released Wednesday.
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Stocks ended near session highs on Tuesday as investors considered the impact of the Fed's next moves to bolster the economy as well as weak reports on the economy. Pfizer and Intel rose, Cisco and P&G fell.
Stocks continued to rebound ahead of the closing bell Tuesday as investors considered the impact of the Fed's next moves to bolster the economy as well as weak reports on the economy. Pfizer and Intel rose, Cisco and P&G fell.
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David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital upped his stake in this stock.