Stocks kicked off the week with a thud, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging their first four-day losing streaks this year, as Treasury yields hit a two-year high amid ongoing worries over when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its asset purchases.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Monday, after major indexes posted their first back-to-back weekly losses since late June, amid ongoing uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchases.
Stocks finished near their session lows Thursday, with the Dow dropping more than 200 points, as bond yields jumped to their highest level in two years and as the market continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its asset purchases.
It may be that the consumer is not that weak, but rather that the traditional retailers are weak. Consumers are are buying cars, houses and goods on the Internet.
U.S. data is whipsawing Treasury yields. Yet the real story may be retail, where two giants guided lower for the rest of the year.
U.S. stock index futures added to their losses across the board Thursday following a mixed batch of economic reports and as investors continued to gauge when the Federal Reserve might start to reduce its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Uncertainty about the Fed is making stocks nervous and is adding to a growing bearishness about the market.
Retailers may get welcome relief from Mother Nature as a cool August will likely provide retailers a tailwind heading into fall.
Stocks finished the week in negative territory, with major indexes logging their worst week since June, as investors found little reason to buy following the market's recent highs and amid ongoing worries about when the Fed may start to wind down its stimulus program.
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.