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The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.
With the Dow breaking above 9000, should you position for the next leg higher or the end of the line?
Ben from New Jersey writes, "There was a report yesterday saying consumers will be spending less on back to school shopping. Should I get into Wal-Mart?
With the S&P almost 10% higher in 2 weeks, can stronger-than-expected earnings continue to boost this market?
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
Though the S&P 500 and Dow ended Friday little changed, the move for the week was anything but small with both indexes holding onto enormous rallies.
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As CIT works to avoid bankruptcy, many who track the retail industry are concerned that CIT's troubles will set off a chain reaction that will leave retailers in the lurch during the critical holiday season.
Retailers are flocking to India, thanks to an economy that is still growing and a young population eager to gobble up new brand names. But some Western brands — once they conquer the regulatory hurdles to getting into the market here — may get a sinking sense of familiarity.
Merchants across the nation have spent years unsuccessfully fighting interchange fees, which generates an estimated $40 billion to $50 billion in income annually for banks that issue credit cards. But after Congress passed a law last month to protect consumers from excessive fees and interest on credit cards, merchants are mounting a fresh offensive.
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The company is expected on Thursday to announce the creation of an indexing system meant to help retailers determine the social and environmental impact of their products.
Both the Dow and S&P powered higher after solid results from Intel reinforced hopes for an economic recovery and a rebound in technology spending.
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.
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As the weak-consumer trend continues, some of these discounters are going to keep performing well, said Dana Telsey, chief research officer and retail analyst at Telsey Advisory Group.
Earnings season may have "officially" gotten underway with last week's release by Dow component Alcoa, but it kicks into full gear Tuesday with two very significant pre-market releases: quarterly numbers from Goldman Sachs and Dow stock Johnson & Johnson.
Stock and options trading turned bullish on Netflix Monday, as investors positioned for the movie-rental company to rally this week.
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