Although retailers are expected to report monthly sales gains that are below last year's levels, there are still expected to be some bright spots in the report that bode well for the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season.
Stocks ended slightly higher, but remained at about the same place where they started Tuesday as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks rose ahead of the market close Tuesday, led by consumer cyclical stocks. Stocks were pressured for most of the afternoon as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Fed.
Stocks plunged Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
Stocks continued to plunge Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose.
Stocks traded lower Tuesday, led by a plunge in energy and technology stocks, as the dollar rose and traders shrugged off decent earnings results from several companies. IBM and Microsoft fell, while AmEx gained.
In a bid to capture younger shoppers and recoup market share lost to stores like H&M, Forever 21 and Zara—which churn out runway-inspired looks at bargain prices—JCPenney bowed in-store shops from Spanish chain Mango; Macy's rolled out the Material Girl line from Madonna; and Sears unveiled “Now+Here,” a fast-fashion junior and apparel department.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both up more than 5 percent this year, and barring something dramatic will finish in the black.
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Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.
Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.
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Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May. Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.
September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Thursday and gold powered ahead as investors remained cautious at the start of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell with numbers from Alcoa.
A late burst of back-to-school shopping will likely help sales at U.S. retail chains in September, according to the latest analyst forecasts.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
At a time of growing tensions involving Muslims in the United States, a record number of Muslim workers are complaining of employment discrimination, from co-workers calling them “terrorist” or “Osama” to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks. The NYT reports.