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CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on what traders are telling him before the market opens: The European Central Bank for a fourth day needed to add extra cash into the overnight lending market. But the action is working. Overseas markets are largely calm.
U.S. consumers spent more boldly than expected last month as declining gasoline prices shielded household budgets, government data showed on Monday.
Tesco's Fresh + Direct will be opening in the U.S. in November. The company, which is the U.K.'s answer to Wal-Mart, will be launching first on the West Coast and is remaining mum regarding its expansion in the rest of the country. Company spokesperson Greg Sage wouldn't elaborate on when or if they plan to come to the East Coast. Right now, the company is focused on Phoenix, L.A., Las Vegas and a few other West Coast markets.
While most long-term investors should stay on the sidelines during the current market turmoil, analysts say there are opportunities to find some bargains amid the carnage."Fear creates opportunity," Michael Embler, chief investment officer at Franklin Templeton Investments, told CNBC.com. "If you are a long-term investor, you should be turning off your screen. But if you want to buy stock, this is an opportunity."
It is the biggest launch in Kohl's history but the company does not want to discuss it. That was what Kohl's press person told me when I phoned to ask if there were any events planned around the September 9th launch of their first major guest designer clothing line. With the massive launch of the Vera Wang designed "Simply Vera" collection, you would expect that Kohl's would be backing up their bet on Vera with a media onslaught. But that's not the case.
Talk about the American dream. I went to the Perry Ellis showroom yesterday in midtown Manhattan for an exclusive conversation with company CEO George Feldenkreis. Normally, George and his son Oscar Feldenkreis (President & COO) work out of the Miami, FL corporate headquarters, but the two were in town to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary and to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq.
U.S. discounters and department stores reported strong July sales on Thursday, but clothing stores suffered from a slow start to the back-to-school shopping season.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console will be $50 cheaper starting Wednesday, confirming fuzzy snapshots of leaked advertisements posted by bloggers in late July.
Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises signed a much-delayed agreement on Monday that gives the world's largest retailer a foothold in the fast-growing but highly controlled Indian market.
Stocks are finding their feet on higher ground this morning as a positive tone embraces equities markets worldwide. Oil continues to back down from the new high struck earlier this week.
"Massive short squeeze run?" JP Morgan's Charles Grom raises the question of whether we'll see a short squeeze run of retail shares when same store sales are released this Thursday much like we saw last month. If you remember, June's same store sales were not strong by any means rather they were more or less on plan for what is traditionally a weak summer sales season (buyers are on the beach not the in the malls.)
Wal-Mart Stores signed a much-delayed agreement on Monday that gives the world's largest retailer a foothold in the fast-growing but highly controlled Indian market.
Total back-to-school spending is expected to rise 6.9% this year from 2006, though consumer spending on apparel is not expected to rise significantly, as consumers splurged on apparel last year.
I think that things are going to get worse before they get better in the retail. I took a look at short interest in a few big retail names today and was surprised to see just how many investors were betting AGAINST the stores that cater to the mass market consumer right now.
Cramer drops the knowledge on Global Payments and Wal-Mart on the fly.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
As the push for universal health care in the U.S. heats up on Capitol Hill, market experts say generic drug stocks and pharmaceutical distributors should perform well, while the hit to big pharma may not be as bad as some anticipate.
Dell and Hewlett-Packard are in the sweet spot right now. If investors wait until September to buy these stocks, it might be too late. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Amazon.com reported earnings of 19 cents a share for its second quarter, better than Wall Street estimates. Analysts forecast that Amazon would report a profit of 16 cents a share on sales of $2.81 billion, according a consensus estimate from Thomson Financial.
Leon Nicholas, principal of the consumer goods and retail group at Global Insight joined CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to share his insights on the retail sector in the upcoming back-to-school season.
A swirl of merger activity and blow-away earnings from Dow component Merck are positives for stocks ahead of the opening. European markets are mostly higher and Asia was mixed overnight.