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Stocks dropped heavily in the final hour of trading to finish sharply lower in thin trading Thursday following a report from Fitch on U.S. bank exposure to Europe.
October Consumer Price Index fell 0.1 percent, a little lighter than expected, core CPI up 0.1 percent, in-line with expectations. Headline inflation now up 3.5 percent year over year (2.1 percent ex-food and energy), but the big worry: crude over $100. Headline CPI will not be so tame if that continues.
Futures extended their losses Wednesday, amid ongoing concerns over high borrowing costs for heavily-indebted euro zone countries.
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On Tuesday, investors were chattering about weakness in Wal-Mart and what it might mean for rival Target.
A break down of Wal-Mart's earnings miss, and a look ahead at Target's release on Tuesday, with Deborah Weinswig, Citi Investment Research retail analyst.
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Maybe it should not come as a surprise that consumers are pulling back just in time for the holidays
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will be kicking off the official start to the holiday shopping season with special deals starting on Thanksgiving night. It's the latest retailer to woo crowds earlier than last year in a bid to get a jump on the competition.
Black Friday is more popular than ever with holiday shoppers, but that isn’t stopping retailers from trying to lure bargain hunters into the stores ahead of Thanksgiving.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Tuesday's trading session.
”The consumer is still spending and orders from department stores are quite solid so I think overall it bodes well for the holiday season," says analyst Kimberly Greenberger.
Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.
If it weren’t for Europe, the U.S. stock market would be higher, the “Mad Money” host says. And he’s got 10 reasons why.
Holiday shoppers plan to take advantage of the discounts that come along with the Christmas holiday season to stock up on items for themselves, according to the findings a new survey.
Renown value investor Whitney Tilson on Tuesday laid out his best value plays.
The author says he can "show how the average consumer with no previous financial education can outsmart Wall Street’s brightest by learning to identify game-changing information hidden in their everyday life."
And then there was the moment of truth as Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart US took the stage and hit us with the news. Comps were positive for August and September. After nine quarters of negative same store sales had Wal-Mart finally turned the corner? The universe was so surprised that the lights went out in Northwest Arkansas.