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Even though fewer people have pets, owners are still willing to spend plenty on them. PetSmart's earnings Wednesday prove this trend continues.
Just because they are fierce competitors doesn't mean these two big-box retailers are the same kind of investments. Should investors own both?
Shoppers have only themselves to blame for earlier sale times at Wal-Mart and Target.
Shares fall nearly 13% as investors continue to be skeptical about CEO Ron Johnson's turnaround strategy. To entice shoppers during the holidays, Penney will give away buttons with codes that could lead to prizes such as a Disneyland trip.
It's not just Amazon the electronic retailer has to fear. It's the countless rivals -- online and on the street.
The retailer needs to adjust to changing shopping habits and the growth of Amazon and other online shopping sites.
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