Forget the conspiracy theories about rigged data. The latest jobs numbers are bullish for retailers and consumer products companies.
By thinking in terms of obsolescence, investors can make short selling work.
The retailer is struggling, but some of its suppliers are making plenty of hay from the relationship.
With demand for the devices expected to outpace inventories, consumers could be left empty-handed.
Target, Wal-Mart and Kmart have transformed shopping in the past half-century.
It might not be the best shopping season for consumers either.
The struggling retailer is doing whatever it can to lure back customers these days.
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