If gasoline prices are low, customers are left with more to spend on retail purchases.
Looking no different than other Target formats, the urban initiative missed an opportunity to reinvent the retail experience.
The retail giant's plans to roll out more of its 'neighborhood markets' could be bad news for urban bargain shops.
Stocks pare earlier gains after tough words from House Speaker John Boehner aimed at Democrats and the White House.
The stock's addition to the S&P 500 makes the chain even more attractive.
Stocks are down, giving back some of the 4% advance seen last week by both the S&P and Nasdaq.
The growth in seasonal spending is slowing as economic uncertainty looms.
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