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Weather May Have Wrecked January Retail Sales

It’s a good thing that the month of January typically accounts for just 20% of most retailers’ fourth quarter sales. This January has been a particularly harsh one, at least ...
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Retail Sales Outlook Not So Festive

Our quick overview of the retail situation earlier Tuesday can now be filled in with more detail about how retailers in general, and some retailers specifically, are expected to finish ...
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Brace for Downside in Key Retail Store Sales

The outlook for retailers reporting September same-store sales on Thursday offers substantial improvement over September 2012, but there are significant downside risks to the early estimates. Research firm Retail Metrics ...
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Closing Bell for Thursday on Wall Street: Markets Open Higher, Inch Higher

July 11, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning, cheered by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech after markets closed night. In Asia, the Shanghai exchange soared 3.2%, even though ...
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Closing Bell for Wednesday on Wall Street: Markets Mixed, Start to Finish Today

July 10, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened barely mixed this morning after last night’s downgrade of Italian debt and a report that both China’s exports and imports declined in June. There ...
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Closing Bell for Tuesday on Wall Street: Markets Hold onto Early Gains

July 9, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning on a day when there was no economic data due from the U.S. and only a bit from the rest ...
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May Retail Sales Due Tomorrow from Costco, Other Chain Stores

Same-store retail sales from many of the country’s largest chains are scheduled to hit the tape tomorrow. Sales in March and April rose just 1.4% and 3%, respectively, so the ...
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L Brands, Zumiez Lead Rise in April Retail Sales

Retailers are announcing April same-store sales figures today. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.5% year-over-year, compared with a 2% gain in February and a 1.4% gain ...
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Costco, Other Chain Stores Report Retail Sales for April Tomorrow

Same-store retail sales from many of the country’s largest chains are scheduled to hit the tape tomorrow. Sales in February and March rose just 2% and 1.4%, respectively, so the ...
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Not Much Expected from March Retail Sales, Not Much Delivered

Retailers are announcing March same-store sales figures today. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 1.5% year-over-year, compared with a 2% gain in February and a 3.9% gain ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — April 10, 2013: Markets Set New Highs Again (ARO, HLF, IBM, IEP, THC, PSMT, KMX, STZ, FDO, JKS, TITN, ADTN, BBBY, NG, PIR, LEDS, FSLR, ABX, NOK)

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning and both the DJIA and the S&P 500 climbed to new intra-day highs (more coverage here). The Fed mistakenly released FOMC minutes early ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — April 9, 2013: Markets Open Higher, Edge Up All Day (AA, AAPL, LGF, FRC, BAC, SSYS, PSMT, KMX, STZ, FDO, JKS, TITN, FSLR, JCP, VALE, FCX, CLF)

U.S. equity markets opened a bit higher this morning following a middling earnings report from Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) last night (more coverage here). Economic data was minimal in the ...
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Looking Ahead to March Retail Sales Reports

Many retailers will be reporting March same-store sales later this week, and the outlook is not pretty. According to research firm Retail Metrics, same-store sales will rise just 1.6% year-over-year ...
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February Retail Sales Softer Than Expected

Retailers are announcing February same-store sales figures today. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.5% year-over-year, compared with a 5.1% gain in January and a 4.2% gain ...
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Retail Sales on Track for Lower Growth

After three consecutive years of 4%+ same-store sales growth in the month of February, the outlook for the month in 2013 calls for growth of 2.7%, primarily on a forecast ...
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