The failure in the U.S. to adopt tighter credit card payment standards makes purchases more vulnerable to hackers, said the CEO of a leading smart card maker.
Some undercover work at Starbucks stores shows there may be problems brewing at Wall Street's coffee darling, says retail analyst Brian Sozzi.
Behind the Target security hack is a dysfunctional U.S. credit card norm created by opposing retail and banking interests.
Top bosses at retail and automotive companies are noticing the same thing about the U.S. economy, and it has them optimistic.
Earnings season heats up this week, and the results actually could mean something this time.
Macy's boss Terry Lundgren tells CNBC there's no evidence that his retailer has been subject to the kind of cyberattacks experienced at Target and Neiman Marcus.
It's been a year of rising stock prices and economic recovery. So why are executives still making cuts and dissing this economy? Retail analyst Brian Sozzi explains.
Target and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers whose networks have been breached, sources familiar with attacks on other merchants say.
Many U.S. retailers had to ramp up promotions last month as shoppers continued to watch their spending during the holiday season.
Some business strategies are just so clever all Jim Cramer can do is step back and smile.
Stocks closed little changed Thursday, with investors unwilling to place large bets ahead of Friday's jobs report.
In-store retail sales suffer as the Internet takes a bigger share of the pie.
Analysts say retailers' big challenge will be to figure out a way to attract customers without giving away the store, as many did this holiday.
Macy's is becoming an innovator, but don't expect that to carry through to other retailers.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Department store operator Macy's forecast earnings for the coming year above Wall Street's estimates and announced a new cost cutting plan. Shares up.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
J.C. Penney reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook, but analysts caution the retailer still isn't where it needs to be in its turnaround efforts.
Analyst Brian Sozzi has detailed pics and stats arguing his case about why Sears is experiencing a slow death. Sears has come out swinging against him, going so far as to accuse him of working for Macy’s.