In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."
American consumers are finally coming out of hiding. After months of penny-pinching amid the recession, new figures suggest that consumers are no longer restricting their budgets, the New York Times reported.
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Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday as a downgrade on Portugal's credit rating sent the dollar higher and stocks and commodities lower.
Stocks fell Wednesday as a downgrade on Portugal's credit rating sent the dollar higher and stocks and commodities lower.
Stocks ended higher Monday, led by health care, as passage of the health-care bill lifted uncertainty surrounding the legislation that was hanging over the market. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
While the historic health care vote dominated headlines, we are seeing weakness this morning out of Asia, where India's Sensex Index dropped 1 percent in response to Friday's quarter point rate hike. There's also weakness in Europe, as Greece is down another 3.2 percent on uncertainty about what, if any, support Greece may get with its debt crisis...
Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, March 22.
U.S. stock index futures fell Monday as Wall Street focused on the health care reform following the passage of the historic health care bill by the House of Representatives late Sunday night.
The Democrats' health care reform package could bring a dose of bad medicine for stocks if it passes this weekend, at least in the immediate term.
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The S&P 500 has barely budged since hitting a 17-month high last week as volume continues to be light. Where is everybody?
Retail trends are improving, but "no one is declaring victory," said Bill Taubman, chief operating officer of Taubman Centers. Although consumer spending is higher, consumers remain cautious, according to this mall operator.
Evidently Christmas came very, very early for retailers this year – in February!
Another strong round of retail sales came in this morning, with broad gains across the board in February despite wintry weather throughout much of the Midwest and East Coast.