Costco Dodges Economic Bullet

Costco Wholesale Corp.'s (NASDAQ: COST) annual sales run above $100 billion, more than twice J.C. Penney Co Inc.'s (NYSE: JCP) and Macy's Inc.'s...

Week in Preview: Discover, Oracle and Tiffany Earnings

Oracle, Discover and Tiffany are all expected to report year-over-year growth for their most recent quarters this week. Meanwhile, many will be looking for an updated snapshot of the housing market, with three sets of real-estate data coming out.

A Short but Busy Week Could Mean More Volatility

Investors may be most thankful that this week will be short. The market is closed for Thanksgiving and will log just a half-day on Black Friday, but from today through Wednesday, traders will contend with a heavy slate of economic data and earnings news.

Coach Should Get a Boost from Asia, Cheaper Lines

Investors will get a peek at the prospects for a luxury market comeback if Coach meets analysts' expectations for a strong holiday when it reports its second fiscal quarter earnings Wednesday morning.

A jolly Christmas for Tiffany?

Retailers are increasingly concerned about the 2009 holiday season, which starts in less than two months. Last year's holidays nearly crushed many of...

Will luxury retail ever recover?

Retail analysts say this recession has fundamentally changed consumers' approach toward spending. While predictions that retail will not return to...

Tiffany retains its luster

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) may not be not recession-proof, but it is weathering the economic maelstrom better than many other retailers. The New...