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Articles About retail sector
January 09, 2015
What the Hell Happened to Wet Seal?
The Internet has been abuzz with news of Wet Seal stores closing, with little notice to the company's employees. What is going on, exactly?
May 30, 2014
Here’s Why the U.S. Economy Shrank After Three Years of Growth
Government economists determined that GDP did not grow in the first-quarter, but rather contracted at a 1 percent annual rate.
May 21, 2014
2 Retail Debacles: Why the Sector Remains Risky
Staples and Dick's Sporting Goods both reported disappointing earnings figures on Tuesday.
May 13, 2014
U.S. Economy Enters Second Quarter With This Bad News
Since retail sales began the quarter weak, it is also likely that gross domestic product began the April-through-June period with little momentum, as well.
April 29, 2014
Here’s Why Americans Still Aren’t Confident in the Economy
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index, which averages how Americans rate current economic conditions with their expectations for the future, is down.
March 06, 2014
Costco’s Second Quarter Is Haunted By Ghost of Christmas Past
Shares of Costco fell as much as 3 percent in early trading on Thursday after the wholesale retailer reported underwhelming fiscal second-quarter earnings.
February 14, 2014
Investors Are Saying Goodbye to J.C. Penney on a Grand Scale
When the retailer publishes its proxy statement this spring, notable names will be missing from its shareholder lineup.
December 05, 2013
Labor Market Suffers Through Ongoing Job Cuts in November
Planned layoffs this year to date are running only slightly below 2012 levels thanks to a weak economy and spending cuts.
August 07, 2013
This Supermarket Bid May Help Wal-Mart Park It in China
Wal-Mart may be considering a bid for Asia's supermarket business in China and Hong Kong.
August 02, 2013
Job Gains and Smaller Work Labor Push Unemployment Lower
While July represented the 34th consecutive month of job creation, the current pace of employment gains is nowhere near enough.
July 03, 2013
Sequestration and Obamacare Pushed Up Job Cuts in June
While job cuts have declined overall, four of the five industries that experienced the heaviest layoffs this year have seen job cuts increase.
September 28, 2011
Best Buy Cutting Seasonal Employees by Nearly 50%
As the holiday season nears, Best Buy announces that it will hire just 15K seasonal employees this year versus last year’s 29K...
August 19, 2010
Staples (SPLS) Sells Off on Downward Guidance
SPLS is holding higher inventories but for SPLS, customers are spending less -- a double whammy ...
August 18, 2010
Top 3 Reasons Today’s Markets Were Up Slightly
A boring day with just enough to hit the green lights ...
August 17, 2010
Home Depot (HD) Earnings: Short of a Home Run, but a Solid Hit
Will 2010 be a home run for Home Depot (HD)?
May 14, 2010
J.C. Penney Co. (JCP): Dividend Stock to Watch
JCP is not executing as well as some others, but they have a good management team that delivers steady performance ...