CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides a preview of this year's annual retail conference. A number of the big names are there, this year, and one theme that's emerging is uncertainty about the future economic environment.
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When a company takes a stand on a hot-button issue like gay rights, does it affect the bottom line? Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A inadvertently hit the button to find out when President Dan Cathy publicly came out against same-sex marriage.
A recent study of online shopping came to a stark conclusion: timing really does matter.
Stocks ended flat in another lackluster trading session Wednesday as investors digested a string of mixed economic data and earnings reports.
Discount retailer Target hit the bull's-eye with its better-than-expected earnings report and subsequent stock rise on Wednesday. One analyst thinks the discount retailer still has room to run.
Inflation at the retail level showed no change for a second month in July, even as the Midwest drought threatens to send food prices higher in coming months.
Consumer inflation should show just a tiny pickup in July, even as the Midwest drought raises the prospect of food inflation in months to come.
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“This rally caught us by surprise, I have to admit. We thought the fundamentals would be weaker, and they have been, but the market does well anyway,” one pro said.
As kids head back-to-school, parents focus on replenishing and replacing kids’ gear, but this year even the basics have gotten more complicated.
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As U.S. retailers head into the crucial back-to-school season, one analyst shared some of her top picks and argued that retailers’ past momentum could augur future strength.
This year, parents are saying they are planning on spending more on back-to-school supplies despite the tough economic times.
One of the hot topics the venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and executives have been buzzing about at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference is marketplaces.
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Estimates for the back-to-school shopping season are starting to come in and some of the reports are pretty grim, as analysts fear recent weakness in consumer spending will only grow worse in the months ahead.
On Tuesday, eBay announced plans to partner with a handful of designers during the upcoming holiday season as it jockeys for a slice of slumping U.S. retail demand.
The "Mad Money" host puts a Mark Twain spin on the market and takes a look at how retail sales are actually faring.