The proposed raise will hit the middle class right where it hurts. It couldn't come at a worse time.
If retail stocks are to have any chance, American shoppers need a booster shot.
It's not just small-cap stocks firing warning shots anymore. Broader problems are festering like an infection.
Retail sales are sickly, and US households are dipping into savings -- a sure sign that many families have yet to see an economic recovery.
These miserable issues have left investors sleepless all year. Is the worst over after this annus horribilis?
Slow spending has hardly slowed down these funds.
The sector has been lagging the S&P 500. Its relative underperformance may present an opportunity for investors.
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