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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.
Fast trader and retail queen Patty Edwards thinks this holiday may be better than the Street thinks. Get her latest retail trades in this web exclusive post!
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.