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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.
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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.
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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.
The "Mad Money" host details what he hopes to hear from both JPMorgan and Safeway when they report earnings before Thursday's opening bell.
Citigroup and Deutsche Bank analysts issued reports on Tuesday, highlighting how some better back-to-school results may be a prelude to a stronger holiday shopping season at some retailer chains.
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Never mind the Missoni mayhem, Target has announced its next foray into High Fashion, a partnership with up-and-coming designer Jason Wu.
Stocks finished at session highs Thursday, logging a three-day rally led by financials, after the ECB announced new liquidity measures to support banks in the euro zone and as investors waited for the crucial monthly non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week.
Fast trader Steve Cortes says this sector is a better read on the labor market than Friday's expected jobs report.
Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.
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Futures turned negative Thursday following ECB's President Jean-Claude Trichet's grim economic outlook at a news conference after the bank's Governing Council left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent.
Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the National Retail Federation predicts. This growth, while far slower than last year’s 5.2 percent gain, is slightly higher than the 10-year average holiday sales gain of 2.6%, the group said.
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