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  • Retailers Expected to Post Stronger November Sales Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 12:45 PM ET

    Despite evidence that shoppers are cutting back this holiday season, retailers are expected to report strong improvement in November sales after a weak fall.

  • Sainsbury's, Asda Admit to Price-Fixing Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 4:34 AM ET

    J Sainsbury and Asda, Wal-Mart's British supermarket unit, have admitted joining with other companies in fixing the price of dairy products in Britain, the Office of Fair Trading said Friday.

  • The “Sane Choice” in Retail Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    There could be some stocks amidst the rubble that are worth owning if only for the tailwinds from a “Santa Claus rally.” Find out which retailers Jeff Macke recommends.

  • Sluggish End to November Dims Holiday Outlook Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    Shoppers in November turned out in droves for big bargains on Black Friday, helping retailers to post improved sales growth, but by the end of the month, some retailers, especially those at the mall, saw a slowdown in consumer traffic.

  • Bonds Under Pressure From Credit Problems? Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Are bonds about to lose their flight-to-quality premium? The Fed, the executive branch, the legislative branch, and now even the Bank of England (which cut its key rate a quarter point to 5.5 percent) are working to resolve credit problems. The 10-year is looking toppy here.

  • Retailers Expected to Post Stronger November Sales Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    Despite evidence that shoppers are cutting back this holiday season, retailers are expected to report strong improvement in November sales after a weak fall.

  • November may have been sweeter to stores than many thought. Don't get me wrong--stores aren't going to be AHEAD of plan but it is sounding increasingly like they may NOT miss those meager plans they set for themselves at the beginning of the month. Meeting expectations COULD be a real positive for retail stocks tomorrow.

  • Better News In "Store" Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:17 PM ET

    Retailers rallied Tuesday on high hopes for November same-store sales numbers, which come out later this week. Which stocks might you trust with your money?

  • Stores Try Luring Shoppers With Limited-Time Sales Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Retailers want to rack up sales now. But consumers are playing the waiting game for bigger discounts closer to Christmas

  • Victoria's Secret Post Hits A Nerve With Many Of You Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 2:28 PM ET
    Adriana Lima

    Heidi, Alessandra, Karolina...at least three women who generate blog responses almost as much as Wal-Mart's CEO Lee Scott. The other time I remember receiving a flood of heated responses like these were in regard to Wal-Mart's claims that it helps lower consumer prices across the country.

  • Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, met forecasts with a 4.1 percent rise in underlying third-quarter UK sales on Tuesday and said its new U.S. stores had been "very well received" by customers.

  • Tesco US Could See Sales of $10 Billion Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 3:27 AM ET
    Tesco

    British grocer Tesco could position its Fresh & Easy chain among the top 10 supermarket retailers in the United States by 2015, with U.S. sales of $10 billion, TNS Retail Forward saidin a report on Thursday.

  • Consumers Seen Rejecting 'Green Christmas' Trend Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:40 PM ET

    U.S. retailers may be touting their environmental-friendliness this year, but just about the only "green" in evidence for the holidays is in the usual Christmas decorations.

  • Sears Holdings Profit Plunges 99%; Shares Slide Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 11:36 AM ET
    Sears

    Sears Holdings reported sharply lower quarterly earnings Thursday, sending its shares down more than 13 percent, as sales fell at its U.S. Kmart and Sears stores and it cut prices to rid itself of excess inventory.

  • Dollar Tree Profit Rises 10.5%, Topping Expectations Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 9:35 AM ET

    Dollar Tree Stores Wednesday reported a better-than-expected 10.5 percent rise in quarterly profit as more customers came to its discount stores to load up on Halloween and back-to-school items.

  • US Online Shoppers Set Record 'Cyber Monday' Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:52 AM ET

    U.S. online shoppers spent a record $733 million in a single day on "Cyber Monday," according to market research firm comScore.

  • Retail Stocks Fall; Black Friday Spending Seen Lower Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    Shares of retailers' stocks sank on Monday, after consumers swarmed stores on "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving, but focused on hunting for discounts.

  • Discounters, Electronics Among Big Winners So Far Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 1:36 PM ET
    Shoppers look at home theater televisions at the Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co. Inc., the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, said its second-quarter earnings rose 22 percent on a 13 percent increase in revenue. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but Best Buy left its full-year guidance unchanged. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Discounters, department stores and chains that sell electronics and teen fashions lured big crowds over the weekend as the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start.

  • Online Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Retailers are hoping last week's strong start to the holiday shopping season at malls and stores translates into a busy buying season online, which officially begins Monday. A number of retailers are hosting one-day sales or special offers for the occasion. Internet research firm comScore estimated online sales may exceed $700 million.

  • Retailers Ring Up Strong Start to Holiday Shopping Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 7:01 AM ET

    The lure of bargains trumped economic concerns at the start of the holiday shopping season. Retailers  logged sales that were up significantly from a year ago.