Stocks wavered between gains and losses on Thursday amid a slew of quarterly earnings.» Read More
What can Doritos do to save the economy? Cheesy nachos, 600 LCD TVs and $99 workout systems are all part of Wal-Mart's economic stimulus plan unveiled today to coincide with President Bush's push of his own tax rebate and economic stimulus package.
Wal-Mart Stores has a Super Bowl blitz of its own: the world's biggest retailer said it is slashing prices of thousands of items that football fans might want ahead of the hotly-awaited Giants-Patriots game.
The Street wants a 50 bp cut from the Fed on Wednesday; it's widely believed that a 25 bp cut would be a real disappointment. The other hope for bulls is that nonfarm payrolls surprises on the upside this Friday.
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As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Capital One (COF) and Potash (POT) popped while eBay (EBAY) and Wal-Mart (WMT) dropped.
An unprecedented late-day rally reversed morning losses and sent the Dow higher by 300 points - all thanks to the banks and brokers. Could this move mean a bottom or is it nothing more an oversold rally?
As investors panic you might discover value. Find out were the Fast Money traders recommend building positions. Also learn where esteemed investor Dennis Gartman is putting his money and more.
They’ve been beaten down since August, but this week retail held strong. Can you trust these stocks if the consumer is supposed to be dead?
Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, reported slowing sales in its core UK market on Tuesday, missing analyst expectations and sending its shares lower, but showed strong growth internationally.
Is the U.S. market getting beaten-up enough to get interesting? Strategists at Credit Suisse seems to think so. They are recommending a 5 percent overweight in U.S. stocks because the Fed is likely to cut rates to respond to the slowing economy quicker than their European counterparts.
U.S. chain stores, reeling from the slowest holiday shopping season in five years, got some more bad news Sunday: 2008 will not be any better and could see changes that may shift the retail playing field forever.
The industry is at the technological and financial crossroads. With high definition TV here to stay, porn distributors and producers have to decide whether to adopt an expensive and potentially embarrassing new technology that promises to squeeze already shrinking profit margins.
Stocks jumped again Thursday in a volatile session as investors found renewed confidence after a report that Bank of America is close to buying struggling mortgage lender Countrywide. Here’s the word on the Street.
The 2007 Holiday shopping season was anything by merry for most retailers. 63% of stores fell short of already low expectations. Is there a trade here?
Kevin O'Marah, chief strategist at AMR Research, has developed a unique "supply-chain strategy" -- and uses it to compile a Top 25 stocks list that beat the 2007 market hands-down.
Stocks rallied to close higher after a report that Bank of America is in advanced talks to buy troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.
The American consumer is cutting back--even at the most important (and typically extravagant) spending times of the year. That's the one clear headline from all the recent retail numbers. Markdowns ate profits, that's also clear. But figuring out just what's going on with the consumer involves a few shades of gray...
Big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco saw sales that exceeded expectations, but most niche retailers saw their sales drop or saw sales grow less than expected.
Consumer spending didn't slow down that much but apparently consumer bill paying has. Look at Capital One. The company is taking a $1.9 billion provision for loan losses in the fourth quarter and cut its full year profit forecast by more than 20 percent, blaming rising consumer loan losses and higher legal reserves.