Many U.S. retailers reported stronger-than-expected August sales on Thursday, but they had to use steep discounts to woo back-to-school shoppers.
Happy Thursday, which means we're one day closer to Jobs Friday. Enjoy:
Dollar General posted better-than-expected second-quarter results on Wednesday, but pros can't agree on how to trade its stock.
Trying to figure out what's cool for the back-to-school shopping season? Stop trying. These teens will break it down for you.
Following the JCP Ackman blowup and a tough quarter at Sears, turnaround expert Marcus Lemonis told CNBC he's "not sure" the market can handle both retailers.
The opportunities are few and far between in this sector as a result of shifting consumer demand, Cramer said.
After hearing from a slew of retailers, Cramer thinks you may need to rethink what you own and why.
Lowe's profit blew past Wall Street expectations, but valuations are looking somewhat stretched. Is this the top for home improvement?
Cramer always says top management is a key factor to consider when buying a stock. And he likes these four top managers very much.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
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.
Wal-Mart and other big business interests argue that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs and raise prices. The truth may be different.
With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.
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.
As American consumers drive the U.S. economic recovery forward, lower-income households are getting left behind.
A divergence in the U.S. economy is starting to resemble the film "The Hunger Games" and could sway the decision by the Fed on whether to wind down monetary stimulus, says analyst.
Markets are dealing with two issues. First, the 10-year Treasury yield is at a two-year high. Second, we are not seeing the anticipated Q3 growth.
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.
Pro trader Kenny Polcari on what the weak results from Macy's and Cisco really say about the consumer and market in general.
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.