Sneaky Tactics of Retailers
Sneaky Tactics of Retailers
While customers clip coupons, sift through Black Friday ads and hunt for hot toys, stores are looking for extra employees to help man the seasonal...
Sign up for Home Depot's next Do It Herself workshop on Sept. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. and if you are one of the first 30 people, you will get a free...
After a stronger-than-expected spring, the doldrums have hit summer harder than usual. Merchants' second-quarter reports were shot through with disappointment over the slow economic recovery and a sense that retailers will have to work hard to boost sales the rest of 2010.
Business News You Need Today: Aug. 23, 2010
Yes, big-box retailers Home Depot and Wal-Mart posted second-quarter profits yesterday that beat analyst expectations, and both boosted their...
Stocks Set to Break Losing Streak on Housing, Earnings Data
Head on over to your local Target garden center to score major deals on plants and pots. Target recently announced it is shuttering all 262 of its...
Retail giant The Home Depot (HD) reported second quarter of fiscal 2010 earnings of $1.2 billion, or 72 cents per diluted share, up from $1.1 billion, or 66 cents per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. Sales for the quarter were $19.4 billion, a 1.8% gain from the second quarter of fiscal 2009, the company said in a statement. Comparable store sales were up 1.7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.
The earnings spotlight falls on retailers this week, and expectations are high for many of them, including Abercrombie & Fitch and Dollar Tree
The S&P 500 made a sharp move down this year from 1,200 in late April to about 1,000 in early July. The index may head below 1,000 in the next month.
The poor performance of a recall of Goldstar and Comfort-Aire brand dehumidifiers has prompted an alert to be issued by the U.S. Consumer Product...
Used predominantly as a marketing technique, free products and services come at a cost to the company offering them. Here are eight valuable freebies, what it costs companies to offer the deal and how much the customer actually receives in terms of value.
During the K-5 years, back-to-school shopping means crayons, pencils, pens, new folders, notebooks and pretty much anything with bright colors in the...
"Never think that the corporation is there to help you. Always keep your guard up." So say the lawyers who helped little guy Michael Powell win $25...
Knowing exactly how much water to use will help you save on your lawn costs.
Wall Street analysts still predict a record $97 in profits for the S&P 500 next year despite a lackluster economy. Expectations of massive corporate profits have propped up the stock market. That could change quickly.
Investors have been aggressively buying shares of LED lighting company Cree. But while the technology is ramping up and the stock has come off its highs, now may not be time to buy.
Recent earnings reports from a range of retailers sounded almost bipolar: The first quarter was great, but the second half won't be. In this case, they may be more concerned about spinning Wall Street's expectations than they are about a double-dip recession.
Home Depot's fiscal first-quarter net income surged 41 percent as consumers snatched up seasonal items and the number of customer transactions improved. The No. 1 U.S. home improvement retailer also raised its 2010 earnings and sales outlooks.
The April retail sales numbers released by the U.S. Commerce Department Friday were better than expected, but retailers are warning that May could be slower.
Boeing, General Electric and Home Depot have been slammed off their respective 2010 highs, but individually and collectively they've far outpaced the broader market. The major stock indexes can't say that they're up by an average of 14%, but this bunch can.
For the first time in four years, Home Depot is hiring at its stores in anticipation of a growing home-improvement market. But are consumers ready to start investing in their homes again?
It sure is tough, but some stock-pickers have managed to consistently outperform the S&P 500. One such pro is Mark Boyer, who every year culls 40 stocks with the potential to beat the benchmark index. Here are his top five picks for 2010.
Gun-rights advocates are holding meetings at Starbucks in San Francisco with their weapons in plain sight, which is legal. The coffee giant declined to remove them, because the "open-carry" activists aren't breaking any law. That logic is hard to argue with.
Some of the best stories for investors from the Internet, including lessons from a day trader, a housing rebound, and buying shares in bankrupt companies.