U.S. stock index futures added to gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said growth risks are on the downside and should be contained by effective policymaker action. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 29.3 pct premarket. **INFORMATICA CORP, Wednesday close $33.63, down 19.7 pct premarket.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising between 0.2 and 0.5 percent. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 27.4 pct premarket.
There is some concern that the political uncertainty surrounding the election and looming fiscal cliff could rattle consumers heading into the all-important holiday season.
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Weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey will be picked over by traders Thursday as they try to determine whether the economic news is weak enough to spur Fed easing or strong enough to keep the Fed sidelined.
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Looking for back-to-school buys for your portfolio? This season’s consumer is on the hunt for value and brands, driving some companies that emphasize brands rather than private labels to outperform, one analyst said.
Teen retailers often have just as tough a time predicting adolescent trends as their parents do, Cramer said.
As U.S. retailers head into the crucial back-to-school season, one analyst shared some of her top picks and argued that retailers’ past momentum could augur future strength.
Investors in the retail space might do well to think twice about picking luxury brands right now, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Wednesday.
Overall, retailers' June sales are concerning. Back-to-school is the second biggest "season" for retail after the Christmas holidays, and it's just around the corner. Many analysts think retailers will have to offer aggressive promotions to win consumer dollars. A number of retail analysts even took the step of downgrading retail stocks based on their concerns about a pullback in consumer spending.
Retailers reported largely disappointing sales in June, as consumers pulled back on spending amid concerns about jobs and the economy.
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Flash-sale websites such as Gilt Groupe and Ru La La were hailed as disruptors in the ecommerce space, but recently there’s been a bit of a disruption in their success story, prompting some to wonder if flash-sale sites are more of a marketing gimmick than a sustainable business model.
We need a bigger check. Spain is paying a higher yield on its bonds after a series of three-year and four-year auctions. Spain's Ibex stock market is poised to close at a nine-year low; its 10-year bond is yielding 6.35 percent, the highest since November. European banks are down two to five percent. This is almost every day now.
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Employee turnover levels at retailers are on the rise, particularly among part-time store workers and positions tied to the booming ecommerce sector, according to the findings of a new survey by global management firm Hay Group.