CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The bull market continues, in spite of bad winter weather and the situation in Ukraine. Auto sales were mixed, while Radio Shack & Staples announced they would be closing a number of stores. And the SAT made changes this week, going back to a total 1600 score and making the essay portion optional.» Read More
Is JC Penny a lost cause? CNBC's Courtney Reagan discusses if investors have lost faith in the retailer.
Discussing the effects of the data breach on Target's earnings, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors.
Tim Boyle, president and CEO of Columbia Sportswear, discusses the boost his company is getting from the cold weather.
'Sadly they've gone from being a leader to a laggard. They've failed to keep up,' said one consultant about JC Penney.
J. Crew, the giant retailer, could go public this year with a $5 billion valuation target, according to Bloomberg.
Discussing the health of the retail sector and Macy's earnings with, Charles Grom, Sterne Agee managing director.
Macy's beat is on the margins, says Matthew Boss, JPMorgan analyst, breaking down the retailer's Q4 results and explaining why investors should consider buying the stock on the dip.
CNBC's Krystina Gustafson discusses what retailers should look out for when setting up operations abroad.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan looks at what retailers are benefiting from the harsh winter weather.
Evan Gold, Planalytics, discusses the weather's impact on the retail sector. Gold says cold conditions have driven up heating bills leading to less discretionary income. CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight.
Men's Wearhouse said it has raised its cash tender offer for rival men's clothing retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers to $63.50 per share from $57.50.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Weather hits retail and housing. Traders were spooked by the Fed, and the CBO says that while raising the minimum wage would lift a million Americans out of poverty, it could also kill 500,000 jobs.
Kerry Craig of JP Morgan Asset Management is sanguine about Friday's weak U.K. retail sales numbers, but the rebound in consumer spending needs to spread to the corporate sector.
Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director of Neev Capital, discusses the latest fall in retail sales in the U.K.
Discussing Wal-Mart's earnings report and concerns over guidance, with Josh Brown, Ritholtz Wealth Management CEO & co-founder, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan. "The problem with Wal-Mart is that groceries are half their sales and Kroger is taking them to the mat on price," Brown says.
Discussing Wal-Mart's earnings and the retailer's guidance, with Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, and David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets retail analyst.
The weather issue is difficult for investors to figure out what it means for retail, says Budd Bugatch, Raymond James, weighing in on the headwinds facing the big box retailer.
The company is blaming macro pressures, higher health care costs, and investment in e-commerce for the profit slip, explains Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, breaking down the big box retailer's quarterly numbers and providing perspective on the company's outlook.
Shareholders are waiting on new CEO Doug McMillon to offer guidance on where Wal-Mart is headed.
CNBC.com's John Jannarone says QVC has managed to stay relevant, despite competition from online retailers.