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7 Key Retailers Reporting Earnings This Week

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the major retailers that will be reporting their quarterly earnings in the coming week. We are at the close ...
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Should eBay Be Doing More to Stop Sales of Fakes?

Sales of counterfeit items on online marketplaces like eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) has been and continues to be a ...
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Why Costco Has Been Able to Avoid the Amazon Trap

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has tightened its grip on e-commerce over the past few years, and even now retailers are feeling the squeeze. The likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: ...
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Why Analysts Are Mixed on Whole Foods After Earnings

The fiscal first-quarter financial results Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported on Wednesday were not exactly positive. While most analysts took this as a sign to cut their price targets, ...
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Retail Dominates Friday’s Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

With stocks at record highs, investors have to be considering how they should be positioned. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was last seen over 20,200 and the S&P 500 was ...
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Why More Analysts Are Growing Negative on Whole Foods After Earnings

Although Whole Foods Market Inc.'s (NASDAQ: WFM) fiscal first-quarter financial results were not entirely positive, the stock was last seen up for the day. Further adding to the mix, analysts ...
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Can Whole Foods Turn Itself Around With This Earnings Report?

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. Over the past 52 weeks, this organic grocer has ...
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Federal Judge Orders Review of Target’s 2015 Data Breach Settlement

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ordered a federal judge in Minneapolis to hold hearings to determine all customers were treated fairly in Target Corp.'s (NYSE: TGT) ...
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383,000 Sign Petition Demanding Amazon Stop Advertising on Breitbart

An international group called SumOfUs has gathered nearly 383,000 signatures on a petition demanding that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) pull all its advertising from "extreme far right website" Breitbart News. President ...
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Why Michael Kors Earnings Aren’t Enough for Investors

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The company said that it had $1.64 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Why New Abercrombie & Fitch Store Concept Is Likely Not Aggressive Enough

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is one of the great American brands. Unfortunately, its brand history has gone from iconic to tired. At least that's what shareholders must think. ...
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Fake FBI and Secret Service Badges Continue to Be Sold at Amazon

While the big e-commerce websites downplay both the numbers and significance of sales of fake products, there is one area where the sellers might want to put more attention. It ...
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Amazon Margins Worse Than Wal-Mart or Target

One of the objections investors have about Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), which was evidenced again in its most recent quarter, is that its primary e-commerce business barely makes any money. ...
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January Same-Store Sales as Cold as the Weather

Retailers reporting January same-store sales Thursday are expected to show a rise of 2.3% compared with sales in January 2016. Industry research firm Retail Metrics noted that same-store sales growth ...
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Rite Aid Merger Tank: Lessons From Staples & Office Depot Merger Failure

When pending mergers take too long to close due to regulatory reviews, it is not unusual for investors to get burned. That is now the case for investors who were banking on ...
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