That's better than the 7 Americans competing for every open position in 2009, but it's still double the prerecession levels.
4.3 million people don a big-box store vest -- and make the $25,000 that goes along with it, if they're lucky enough to land the gig.
Cold weather across the US brought slumping sales for many stores as shoppers shunned spring clothing and outdoor goods.
As homeowners look to renovate rather than sell for a loss, DIY companies are booming.
The sudden swings and lurches aren't in synch with the data in any way.
Lowe's, Macy's, and other retailers will report earnings. Herbalife activist investors struggle for dominance. February auto sales will be announced.
Both Office Max and Office Depot are downgraded to 'neutral.'
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