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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Coach, Gap, FXCM, Lululemon, Netflix, Target and More

Stocks were down again on Friday morning ahead of the weekend. It remains to be seen what the trend will be for 2015, but throughout 2014 (and before) investors proved ...
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Target Dumps Canadian Stores, Finally

The only surprising thing about Target Corp.’s (NYSE: TGT) announcement Thursday morning that it will close its Canadian stores is that it took the company so long to make the ...
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Analyst’s Top Stock Picks for 2015 That Are Unloved by Wall Street

Wall Street is the ultimate follow-the-leader world. If a stock has a bad quarter, you can always count on the analysts downgrades, none of which usually help at that point ...
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Costco Same-Store Sales Up 5% in December

Proving once again that it is the champion of big-box retail, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) announced U.S. same-store sales in the important month of December rose 5%. Demonstrating that ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Wal-Mart in 2015

With the bull market nearing its sixth year, investors have to be wondering how to evaluate stocks ahead. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained about 7.5% in 2014, and ...
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Sears Dumps E-Commerce Chief

Maybe Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), parent of Sears and Kmart, had a rough holiday in terms of e-commerce sales. The company's management may never say. For some reason, though, ...
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Keurig Recalls Millions of Coffeemakers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall of more than 7 million coffeemakers made by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) between 2009 and 2014. The ...
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Stores Stay Open Longer for Last-Minute Shoppers

It is either a sign that sales have been poor and retailers are going all-out to pick up more revenue any way they can, or it is a sign that ...
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Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery Rolls Out in Manhattan

Among online retailers, Thursday is “free-shipping day,” a promotional event aimed at getting nearly last-minute shoppers to order online and receive their packages in time for Christmas. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Robot Viewing of Ads to Shake Major Media

According to a new study, computers controlled by hackers "view" about a quarter of all video ads on the Web. In other words, 25% of inventory sold to advertisers is ...
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Women’s Retailer Bebe Hit by Data Thieves

Women’s retailer Bebe Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) has apparently been the victim of a recent breach of its customers’ credit card data. The breach was discovered by banks that saw ...
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Will Sears Stock Price Drop to $0?

Among the most troubled retailers in America, Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) stands out. Its ownership is controlled by a hedge fund manager. It was created in 2004 by the ...
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America’s Most Popular Stores

It’s a marketing adage that keeping an existing customer is both cheaper and easier than wooing a new one. It takes time and money to become one of America’s most ...
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Holiday Spending Plans Slow to a Crawl

Earlier this year, the National Retail Federation posted a forecast for holiday sales to rise 4.1% over last year. E-commerce results should yield results that are better. However, a new ...
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5 States With Unemployment Under 4%

Even during a time of robust recovery, the national unemployment rate rarely drops below 5%. However, in a period in which unemployment in the United States is 5.8%, five states ...
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