Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.
Investors will be scanning retail earnings reports, due out over the next few weeks, for the lessons they hold about the back-to-school shopping season, the second-busiest retail period.
After the latest Fed announcement, one Wall Street pro says the best bets for August are the S&P 500 stocks that can grow organically without Bernanke being involved.
The EU may deliver a blow to credit-card companies if a proposal to cap lucrative credit-card transaction fees is approved.
Like it or not, it's time for back-to-school shopping. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to win your dollars for this very competitive-and important-shopping season.
When you see that 'sale' sign—20 percent off, 30 percent off, 50 percent off—you assume you're getting a deal, but the sale price may not be a deal at all.
Growth has quickened slightly this year, but most people are still pinching pennies, and companies that try to boost their prices risk making customers angry.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Three retailers could climb as 2013 wears on, Dana Telsey says.
A group of retailers, including Macy's and Target, are suing Visa and MasterCard over fees, breaking off from a proposed $7.2 billion settlement reached last year.
J.C. Penney reported a bigger quarterly loss and lower revenue than expected. CEO Mike Ullman vowed to put the retailer "back on a path to profitable growth."
Stocks ended near session lows Thursday pressured by a handful of weak economic data and as some Fed officials stated their openness to tapering the central bank's bond-buying program in the coming months.
Kohl's said on Thursday it expects sales to rebound in the current quarter after bad weather in early spring hurt business at the department store chain.
Wal-Mart Stores's quarterly profit just missed Wall Street expectations on Thursday, with sales down 1.4 percent at its Walmart U.S. stores open at least a year.
U.S. stock index futures were flat Thursday as investors digested a handful of weaker-than-expected economic data against upbeat earnings report from Cisco.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Retail sales, industrial production, regional Fed surveys. These are just a few of the reports that could keep the bulls charging next week — or maybe not.
JC Penney's competitors stand to see gains, Tom Stemberg of the Highland Consumer Fund says.
Stocks finished modestly higher Friday with major indexes posting their third week in positive territory and the Dow and S&P 500 closing at new record highs.
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