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Crippled Macy’s to Add 80,000 Holiday Workers

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M), the deeply troubled department store chain, says it will add 80,000 workers for the holidays. Most will be in distribution and warehouse operations as the company ...
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Will Target’s Hiring Announcement for Holidays Be Harbinger for Retail?

The announcement this week by Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) that it is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers for the holidays, an increase from the 70,000 in-store workers and 7,500 fulfillment and ...
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Can Retail Actually Grow Holiday Jobs This Year?

The strength of retail sales in the fourth quarter of each year is a benchmark for how well the U.S. consumer economy is doing. Over the past 10 years, the ...
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Target Plans to Add Over 40% More Jobs This Holiday Season

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) saw its shares make a handy gain on Wednesday after the company announced its plans for hiring seasonal help. Although Target, like many other retailers, has ...
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JC Penney Short Interest Soars by 21 Million Shares

The short seller bet against J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) grew sharply in the period that ended August 31. Shares sold short rose by 21 million to a total ...
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As Target Cuts Prices, Will Anyone Care?

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) management said it would cut prices across a "thousands" of items in a bid to take market share, most likely from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) ...
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Why Zumiez Earnings Are So Great

When Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results late Thursday, the retailer said that it had a net loss of $0.02 per share and $192.2 million in ...
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Kroger Q2 Earnings Not Enough to Impress Investors

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. The grocer said that it had $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) and $27.6 ...
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Why Kroger Earnings Can Stand Up to Amazon’s Onslaught

Grocery stores, among other industries, have been under attack by Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), especially after the Whole Foods acquisition. As in most cases, it’s not always what happens but ...
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Where Will Amazon Set Up Shop Next (and Add 50,000 Jobs)?

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Thursday morning that the company plans to open a second North American headquarters at a cost of more than $5 billion in physical construction with ...
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At Toys ‘R’ Us, Thousands of Jobs at Stake

Several media reports say that Toys "R" Us, the toy retailer founded in the late 1950s, may seek Chapter 11 protection. If so, thousands of jobs are at stake as ...
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Can Gap’s New Long-Term Strategy Pay Off?

Shares of Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) saw a handy gain on hump day after what seemed like a dismal summer for most retailers. What’s pushing this stock higher is a ...
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Walmart Experts Pick Hottest Toys for Christmas

As it has done for several years now, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) assembled a panel of experts — ages 18 months to 12 years old — to select the ...
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Have You Ever Heard of Amazon’s Treasure Truck?

By now most of us have figured out that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is making a move on brick-and-mortar retailing. The $13.7 billion Amazon spent to acquire Whole Foods may ...
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Why Lululemon Stock Is Jumping After Hours

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported fiscal second-quarter 2017 results after markets closed Thursday afternoon. The yoga gear maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.39 on revenues ...
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