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Target's Lackluster Holiday Sales Signal Broad Industry Changes Ahead

18-01-2017

Target's Lackluster Holiday Sales Signal Broad Industry Changes Ahead

Consumers gleefully reached deep into their pocketbooks during the critical holiday-shopping season last year, but more evidence is surfacing that cheer was on short supply at many traditional retailers. Target (TGT) on Wednesday said sales in November and December at stores open for at least a year fell 3% thanks... Read more

Trump's trade threats have CEOs running scared

16-01-2017

Trump's trade threats have CEOs running scared

Nearly six in 10 global CEOs are worried about protectionism and rising trade barriers, according to a new survey by PwC. That's up from 40% in 2012. Fears are even more pronounced in the U.S. and Mexico, where 64% of business leaders are concerned. The increase has a lot to do with... Read more

Amazon to Create 100,000 Full-Time Jobs in the U.S. by 2018

12-01-2017

Amazon to Create 100,000 Full-Time Jobs in the U.S. by 2018

The company said in a release that the "full-time, full-benefit" jobs "are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels — from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training." Many will be staffing fulfillment centers in states where... Read more

Fiat to invest $1 billion in Michigan, Ohio plants, create 2,000 jobs

09-01-2017

Fiat to invest $1 billion in Michigan, Ohio plants, create 2,000 jobs

FCA, the U.S. arm of automaker Fiat-Chrysler, announced on Sunday that it would invest a total $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, which will add 2000 new jobs in the United States. The announcement, in what the company said was the second phase of a plan it first made... Read more

Currencies: Dollar withers as President …

23-01-2017

Currencies: Dollar withers as President Trump’s early policy focus spooks

The U.S. dollar Monday weakened broadly against a wide swath of currencies as investors feared that President Donald Trump is promoting a protectionist agenda over policies, including infrastructure spending, that might be supportive to the... Read more

Bond Report: Treasury yields notch large…

23-01-2017

Bond Report: Treasury yields notch largest decline in more than 2 weeks

Treasury prices rose Monday, pulling yields lower, as investors looked for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s fiscal-policy plans.... Read more

In One Chart: The Dow’s biggest surge ca…

23-01-2017

As President Trump settles into his new job, analysts are reflecting on how the Dow industrials surged and slumped under his 44 predecessors.... Read more

Robert Powell: Is Trump a threat to the …

23-01-2017

Robert Powell: Is Trump a threat to the fiduciary rule?

While the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule is scheduled to take effect April 10, some experts predict that President Trump will somehow, someway put the kibosh on the rule that requires financial advisers to act in... Read more

Senate committee still set to vote on ap…

23-01-2017

This is a breaking news story. Please check back on CNBC.com for updates to this story.The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is set to vote on the confirmation of former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of State, Reuters reported. In order to... Read more

Yahoo pushes back Verizon closing to sec…

23-01-2017

In July, Verizonagreed to acquire Yahoo's core businesses as it looked to broaden the scale of its AOL media offerings, and said it expected the deal to close in the first quarter of 2017. But since then, the disclosure of two hackings of... Read more

Mexico's Jose Cuervo planning February I…

23-01-2017

Mexico's Jose Cuervo planning February IPO

Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesBottles of Jose Cuervo Tradicional are arranged for a photograph at the Tequila Cuervo La Rojena S.A. de C.V. distillery plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jose Cuervo, the world's biggest tequila producer, is planning a Feb. 8 pricing for... Read more

Mexico's Jose Cuervo planning February I…

23-01-2017

Mexico's Jose Cuervo planning February IPO

Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesBottles of Jose Cuervo Tradicional are arranged for a photograph at the Tequila Cuervo La Rojena S.A. de C.V. distillery plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jose Cuervo, the world's biggest tequila producer, is planning a Feb. 8 pricing for... Read more

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