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    1. August 12, 2016

      Nordstrom adds cheer to retail shares

      Nordstrom had another stock market jump on Friday, after its earnings beat expectations and the upscale US department...

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      August 12, 2016

      JC Penney turnaround continues

      Have Macy’s, Kohl’s and Nordstrom set the earnings bar too high for JC Penney? Possibly. After the former three crushed...

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      August 3, 2016

      Kate Spade casts pall over wider retail sector

      A big earnings miss and a surprise guidance cut by Kate Spade is stoking fears once again about the health of the wider...

    2. June 15, 2016

      Cisco slips after broker downgrade

      Shares in Cisco Systems fell on Wednesday after analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded the networking equipment company...

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      May 17, 2016

      Home Depot raises 2016 guidance

      Some investors may be worrying about the outlook for the US economy but American consumers are still willing to loosen...

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      May 13, 2016

      JC Penney pares its losses — here's why

      JC Penney shares that plunged 15 per cent in early trading — after the department store chain lowered its gross margin...

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      May 13, 2016

      JC Penney cuts gross margin outlook, shares miss

      JC Penney shares fell sharply in early trading after the department store chain in the midst of a turnaround became the...

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      May 11, 2016

      US retail stocks hit by Macy's profit warning

      As a bellwether for department stores, Macy’s profit warning and grim assessment of US consumer spending are sending...

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      May 9, 2016

      US stocks rise amid healthcare rally

      A rally in the healthcare sector gave US stocks a shot in the arm on Monday following last week’s retreat. The S&P 500...

    8. April 3, 2016

      JC Penney crawls out of bargain basement

      “My whole house is JC Penney right now,” said Lisa, a 28-year old graphics designer shopping at the retailer’s...

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      April 1, 2016

      Alphachat: CEO humiliation; the future of wearables; and the problems at Valeant and Theranos

      embed1 Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. Introduction — how to price the risk of public...

    10. February 26, 2016

      JC Penney retail chain jumps after beating forecasts

      Shares in JC Penney, the department store in the middle of a turnround, rallied on Friday after the company reported...

    11. February 2, 2016

      Lawsgroup’s journey from Hong Kong to Myanmar

      Before his death in 1996, the Hong Kong textile tycoon Law Ting-pong handwrote a letter of wishes in which he expressed...

    12. January 15, 2016

      Lululemon: resetting the pace

      A yoga class is just the thing for the rattled psyches of the world’s money managers. Lululemon announced strong...

    13. January 7, 2016

      JC Penney bests Macy’s in holiday sales growth

      The key US holiday shopping period has played out very differently for JC Penney and Macy’s, two of the best-known US...

    14. January 7, 2016

      Yahoo leads decliners exposed to China

      US companies with exposure to China took a beating on Thursday over rising economic and financial woes for the world’s...

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      January 7, 2016

      JC Penney defies dept store gloom with sales jump

      JC Penney has offered a riposte to those writing obituaries for the US department stores. The Texas-based retailer,...

    16. December 29, 2015

      Department stores: still serving

      A simple post-Christmas task to ease you back in after all the turkey: build a bear case for the department store. It...

    17. November 24, 2015

      A bold vision of retail’s future, delivered by geeks

      The pace of innovation is such today that nothing revolutionary lasts long. Smaller bookshops, for instance, were...

    18. November 13, 2015

      Death by 1,000 clicks on the British high street

      The traditional British mid-market department store is dying. Big high street names such as Debenhams and BHS are...

    19. November 11, 2015

      Macy’s outlook drags on retail sector

      Shares of department stores stood out for the wrong reasons on Wall Street after Macy’s, one of the best known, slashed...

    20. October 7, 2015

      Retail upgrade bends Lululemon back into shape

      Shares in Lululemon Athletica, the yoga-inspired clothes retailer, rose on Wednesday after an upbeat assessment from...

    21. August 14, 2015

      Department stores prosper on sales boost

      US retailers climbed on Friday as two stalwart department stores reported better than expected results, tempering...

    22. May 14, 2015

      Kohl’s declines after weak February sales

      Kohl’s was the worst performing stock on the S&P 500 on Thursday after the department store chain reported...

    23. April 14, 2015

      Earnings alert sends Norfolk Southern off-track

      Investors soured on Norfolk Southern as the second-largest US railroad operator in the eastern US warned that profits...

    24. February 27, 2015

      JC Penney sinks on turnround doubts

      It is the retail turnround that industry executives across the US are watching. After a torrid fours years that wiped...

    25. February 26, 2015

      JC Penney shares tumble on loss

      It is the retail turnround that industry executives across the US are watching. After a torrid fours years that wiped...

    26. February 2, 2015

      Resurgent JC Penney hit by ‘sell’ note

      JC Penney, which last month reported stronger than expected holiday sales, came under pressure from investors on...

    27. January 11, 2015

      Festive cheer for US retailers as sales hit decade high

      US retailers have recorded their best holiday sales season in more than a decade, as an improving labour market and...

    28. January 7, 2015

      JC Penney jumps on holiday sales boost

      JC Penney shares received a boost after the department store chain reported better than expected sales growth over the...

    29. November 28, 2014

      Early opening eases US Black Friday rush

      Black Friday shoppers in the US were in less of a flap this year than usual, as earlier store opening took a bite out...

    30. November 28, 2014

      US retailers prepare for Black Friday bumper sales

      US retailers are readying for bumper Black Friday sales by opening stores earlier than usual and carving into the time...

    31. November 17, 2014

      Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

      One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

    32. November 14, 2014

      Nordstrom up after overcoming warm weather

      Nordstrom was one of the best-performing stocks on the benchmark S&P 500 after the high-end retailer reported better...

    33. November 13, 2014

      JC Penney punished on sales miss

      US department store JC Penney was punished by investors after the retailer continued to lose money and missed...

    34. October 13, 2014

      JC Penney bags Home Depot’s Marvin Ellison as chief

      JC Penney has named Marvin Ellison, an executive at DIY retailer Home Depot, chief executive as the struggling US...

    35. October 13, 2014

      CSX jumps on talk of approach

      Shares of railway operators rallied on a day when US stocks headed lower, following reports that Canadian Pacific...

    36. August 25, 2014

      Financials lead the charge on day of records

      The US financial sector led a broad advance on the S&P 500 on Monday – helping to send the index above 2,000 for the...

    37. August 15, 2014

      Retailers retreat as discounting hits margins

      The US retail sector weakened on Friday as discounting continued to weigh on margins of some of the country’s largest...

    38. August 14, 2014

      Investors warm to rise in JC Penney sales

      JC Penney appeared on Thursday to be the winner in this week’s earnings battle between US department stores. The...

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