And then there was the moment of truth as Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart US took the stage and hit us with the news. Comps were positive for August and September. After nine quarters of negative same store sales had Wal-Mart finally turned the corner? The universe was so surprised that the lights went out in Northwest Arkansas.
The "Mad Money" host details what he hopes to hear from both JPMorgan and Safeway when they report earnings before Thursday's opening bell.
Citigroup and Deutsche Bank analysts issued reports on Tuesday, highlighting how some better back-to-school results may be a prelude to a stronger holiday shopping season at some retailer chains.
The "Mad Money" host lays out his "Game Plan."
Never mind the Missoni mayhem, Target has announced its next foray into High Fashion, a partnership with up-and-coming designer Jason Wu.
Stocks finished at session highs Thursday, logging a three-day rally led by financials, after the ECB announced new liquidity measures to support banks in the euro zone and as investors waited for the crucial monthly non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week.
Fast trader Steve Cortes says this sector is a better read on the labor market than Friday's expected jobs report.
Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.
Thank you, Steve Jobs! You changed my life and millions of others.
Futures turned negative Thursday following ECB's President Jean-Claude Trichet's grim economic outlook at a news conference after the bank's Governing Council left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent.
Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the National Retail Federation predicts. This growth, while far slower than last year’s 5.2 percent gain, is slightly higher than the 10-year average holiday sales gain of 2.6%, the group said.
What would have to happen for 2011 to look like 2008? Cramer runs down the list.
The week's top business and investment advice, including rails and commodities, and what to keep an eye on next week, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Traditionally Q4 is the best quarter of the year. But where can you possibly find opportunity in a market like this one?
Good bye Q3 and good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you in the behind. Now, how can you profit as we head into Q4?
Strong third-quarter earnings could be a "positive catalyst" on a U.S. stock market that has been plagued by uncertainty, Eugene Peroni, Advisor Asset Management senior vice president, told CNBC.
When Procter & Gamble challenged Christy Prunier's name Willa for a line of skin care products for preteenagers, Prunier chose to fight. The case goes to court next month, the New York Times reports.
Deloitte's holiday sales forecast projects retail sales will be up between 2.5 and 3 percent, or between $873 billion and $877 billion, during the November through January holiday period. Last year, retail sales rose 5.9 percent during that time.
It's still an open question whether stocks are heading into an extended bear market or if the severe pullback this summer from the highs in late April is a just correction phase in a larger bullish pattern.
It’s a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has been attacking Amazon very openly for not collecting state sales taxes. But it turns out that they too are not collecting sales tax on hundreds of thousands of items sold online.