Healthier Retail Sales, but Will It Last?

Many retailers have raised guidance for their upcoming first-quarter earnings reports and saw modest gains in April sales. But stores warn that May could be a weak month due to a late Memorial Day this year. And concerns remain over the health of consumer demand.

Can Wal-Mart Keep Its Middle Class Shoppers?

Wal-Mart thrived during the height of the recession as shoppers bypassed competitors in favor for the company's low prices. But consumer confidence is starting to rebound and the public's shopping habits may be starting to shift, so Wal-Mart is doing what it does best: cutting prices.