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Ryan says, "Earlier this year I noticed that the women shopping at Walmart have gotten hotter...Typically the lowest place a hot girl will shop is Target. However, with the economy in recession, they're getting tighter with their money and are now willing to shop at Walmart."
Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains.
With bullish sentiment starting to wane, how will same-store sales figures released Thursday impact stocks?
Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.
If the market can hold onto its gains this will be the best July in 20 years for the Dow and the best month since October 2002. Now, what happens next month?
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Shoppers have been flocking to dollar stores to save money, but are they always getting what they bargained for? The answer, according to a Consumer Reports' ShopSmart, is: it depends.
The reports out this morning are very typical of the mixed bag of economic and earnings news: some bright spots, but a lot of uncertainty.
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Stocks squeaked out another gain Thursday as investors were encouraged by Alcoa's beat and a drop in jobless claims but pharmaceutical and retail stocks dragged.
Stock futures are up modestly on better-than-expected jobless claims data and Alcoa’s smaller-than-expected loss.
Stocks opened higher Thursday as jobless claims dropped below a key level and Dow component Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a beat.
Investors widely believe that unemployment and a lack of consumer spending could drag down quarterly results considerably. But are they too bearish?
After months of wondering whether the recovery is for real, investors may get the chance to find out when second-quarter earnings start rolling in.
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Best Buy has launched a trial program allowing video gamers to trade in their old titles for store credit. The big box retailer is the latest in a string of companies that is exploring ways to tap into the growing used game market, which currently is valued at between $2 billion to $3 billion annually.
Empty storefronts can deter shoppers but there are some very creative solutions coming out to plug these gaping holes in the retail landscape, such as putting ads or art in the windows. One town is even considering making it mandatory for landlords to have something pretty in the window to avert urban decay.
Recovery or recession, which is more desirable? This group of investors can’t seem to decide. Cramer tells us how to break the stalemate.