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Winter Storms Stymied February Comp Sales

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New  York—Blame it on the headwinds—some gale-force polar ones—that gave February comparable store sales a slight chill.Of the … [Read more...]

Factory Workers Claim Harassment at American Apparel

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Los Angeles—A skirmish between factory workers and the new executive regime at American Apparel has apparently erupted this week … [Read more...]

Abercrombie & Fitch Q4 Profit Falls on Dismal Sales

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New Albany, OH—Another bleak day for beleaguered Abercrombie & Fitch. The teen specialty retailer reported its fourth quarter … [Read more...]

Ascena Q2 Profit Plunges, Maintains Outlook

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Mahwah, NJ—Ascena Retail Group’s stock took a hit of more than 6% after the specialty retailer reported Tuesday second quarter … [Read more...]

Target Plans to Cut “Several Thousand Jobs” Under New Cost-Cutting Plan

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Minneapolis—Target Corp. plans to cut several thousand jobs as the mass merchant embarks on a restructuring plan that is supposed … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Q4 Profit Beats, Sales Rise

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Houston—Stage Stores Inc. today posted a fourth quarter net income increase that beat expectations while the department stores … [Read more...]

As Earnings Reports Roll In, Retail Stocks Outperform Other Industries: Report

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New York—The stock market has been making impressive gains the last week or so. And one of the chief industry sectors pushing up … [Read more...]

JCPenney’s Q4 Earnings Miss Dents Shares, But Sales Improve

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Plano, TX—JCPenney once again saw its shares battled after reporting late Thursday that its adjusted fourth quarter earnings were … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q4 Earnings Beat Estimate as Old Navy Leads Sales Gain

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San Francisco—Gap Inc. reported Thursday afternoon a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings helped by strong increases again … [Read more...]

Ross Stores Q4 Top Views, Plans $1.4 Billion Buyback

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Pleasanton, CA—“Robust comparable sales gain” and improved gross margin helped Ross Stores into a 14% increase in its fourth … [Read more...]

Target CEO: No Minimum Wage Increase Anytime Soon

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Minneapolis—Don’t expect Target to follow suit to its bigger rival Walmart and raise its employees’ minimum wages despite … [Read more...]

Amid Narrowed Q4 Loss, Sears Holdings Plans to Sell Off Stores

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Hoffman Estates, IL—Despite a smaller fourth quarter loss than last year, Sears Holdings plans to continue on Chairman Edward … [Read more...]