Black Friday is more popular than ever with holiday shoppers, but that isn’t stopping retailers from trying to lure bargain hunters into the stores ahead of Thanksgiving.
U.S. stocks are on track for their best monthly-percent gain in over 24 years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average poised for its biggest monthly-point increase on record, up about 1,260 points.
Short interest in United States Steel is up 19 percent since late September, with one-fifth of the company's float sold short. In the past seven months, US Steel stock is down 65 percent.
U.S. stocks rose for the third consecutive week, posting the largest 3-week percent increase since July 2009.
Citigroup earnings are being dictated by CitiHoldings, a 2008 spinoff of "non-core" assets, which Citi pushed off its balance sheet during the financial crisis but continues to weigh on the bank's earnings performance.
“It’s still about confidence [at] the board and CEO level. Obviously, the challenge is in Europe, our own deficit issues, issues in China. All this stuff has created a macroeconomic environment that makes things a lot more difficult, and created a lot more uncertainty,” said Mark Shafir, co-head global M&A at Citigroup
To get an idea of which S&P 500 index companies have high levels of insider ownership, CNBC’s analyst Giovanny Moreano compiled the numbers with data from Capital IQ and Thomson Reuters.
Toys 'R Us brought back layaway for big ticket items in 2009, and is now announcing that it plans to expand the program. The toy retailer also plans to offer qualified online shoppers a limited-time "bill me later" option as an alternative to the in-store layaway program.
Pro traders were looking at strength in retail Wednesday, with the S&P Retail ETF up about three percent in the past five days.
Shares of Sears and AK Steel have seen a more than 50 percent jump in short-interest since early August.
It's that most wonderful time of the year for toy makers. Parents will soon be stuffing the closets full of toys to give as holiday gifts. But before we get there, parents will need to know what to buy. So here comes the parade of hot holiday toy lists.
ICircular will start appearing Monday in the mobile phone applications of the participating newspapers. It's the pilot phase of a project announced nearly a year ago by the AP, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by newspapers.
Stores are trying everything they can think of to disguise the fact that you're going to pay more for clothes this fall.
Stocks closed off their worst levels Thursday, but were still down sharply, following a handful of disappointing economic news and over continuing worries over the stability of euro zone banks.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Futures extended their sharp losses Thursday after a gloomy forecast on global growth, continuing worries about the European debt crisis and following news that jobless claims rose more than expected last week.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Weekly jobless claims and consumer inflation data will catch the attention of markets Thursday, as investors continue to assess the damage done in last week's market storm.
Following a broad selloff on Thursday due to global economic worries, the Dow and S&P 500 are on pace for their largest weekly losses since the heart of the 2008 financial crisis.