Slow spending has hardly slowed down these funds.
Looks like shoppers avoid the mall and shop online.
The company joins other retailers, who are also announcing disappointing Q2 earnings results.
Consumers are once again feeling cautious in the face of ongoing household budget pressures.
These companies stand to gain from increased consumer spending.
Consumers are such a mixed bag that the Fed may have to put off tapering.
Among their demands is a $15 per hour minimum wage. Retail workers will also likely join in.
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