Stocks eased off their lows but still finished in the red Wednesday, as weakness in the retail sector and ongoing worries over the looming "fiscal cliff" kept a damper on gains.
Don't throw out the holiday season yet. Mastercard's data show weakness, but we have yet to hear directly from the retailers.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Big discounts helped lure holiday shoppers back to J.C. Penney.
The threat of a longshoremen's strike that could close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas has shipping industry leaders, manufacturers and retailers warning of a "devastating blow" to the supply chain.
Retail stores are amidst the most critical time of year, and Christmas is just 7 days away. Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors; Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Insight Group; Jan Kniffen, Rogers Kniffen Worldwide CEO; and CNBC's Courtney Reagan discuss.
As the end of the holiday shopping season quickly approaches, procrastinators may be scrambling for gift ideas that don't scream 'I bought this an hour ago.' We found 13 gift ideas that may save the day.
How the fiscal cliff talks may impact holiday spending, and the state of retail now, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Neil Cole, Iconix president & CEO.
There is one week left to wrap up your holiday shopping. From Abercrombie & Fitch to Costco, Roxanne Meyer, UBS retail analyst, and Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, discuss which retailer is set to see top sales this season.
Wal-Mart said it is selling the 16 GB Apple iPhone 5 for $127, versus an original price of $189.97. However, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said on Friday that the discounts were arranged with Apple.
As the holiday season chugs through its traditionally slower period following the Black Friday rush, retailers are pulling out all the stops to drive consumer traffic to brick-and-mortar stores.
Lululemon may be firing on all cylinders but shares are also trading at a sky-high multiple. Now what?
The mobile shopping app Kickshop rewards consumers for just being in a store.
For the first time ever, Macy's will keep most stores open around the clock for the last weekend of holiday shopping.
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The highly anticipated launch of the Target-Neiman Marcus designer collaboration came and went on Saturday. And it appears this was no Jason Wu or Missoni launch.
Hoping to drive sales during a slow period in the crucial holiday shopping season, Target joined with Neiman Marcus to debut a designer collection.
Among retailers poised for a profitable holiday shopping season, several names look to stand out in the sector, Durban Capital’s Steve Kernkraut said Thursday on CNBC.
U.S. markets were up overnight on optimism that a "fiscal cliff" deal might be possible. We'll see.
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