The back-to-school season could be strong, and this year's holiday season could follow suit.
Short sellers, expecting a weak fall shopping season, are counting on poor reports from retailers.
Even after a sloppy summer, stocks look like they will keep grinding up, 2 investing pros say.
CNBC host Jim Cramer says there are clear tells that investors think the economy is going downhill.
Macy's and other retailers are thriving, in fact, long after some observers predicted they would wither away.
Wal-Mart says the 'W' word 20 times in its quarterly commentary. Other companies aren't far behind.
Even after lowering prices, the company still isn't getting a traffic boost. Chief among its woes is its grocery business.
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