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How to pick winners in the retail sector amid the pandemic

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7:21 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Warren Buffett and Harry Potter couldn’t get those two retired early’: When financial advisers can’t make their clients see the light ‘We put our spendthrift neighbors in touch with our financial adviser. They called her lousy. So how come WE are the ones who retired early?’‘We put our spendthrift neighbors in touch with our financial adviser. They called her lousy. So how come WE are the ones who retired early?’
2:41 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Gap sales miss estimates due to pandemic closures and restrictionsGap Inc. late Thursday said its sales fell 5% in the quarter that included the holidays, citing international store closures and U.S. stay-at-home restrictions.
11:09 a.m. March 4, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
The secret to landing a second home in this market, according to a realtor/yogi/life coachHere's what what buyers need to know right now.
11:35 a.m. March 2, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
Nordstrom tops quarterly views, promises better inventory management Shares of Nordstrom Inc. fell more than 1% in the extended session Tuesday after the retailer beat analyst expectations for its fourth-quarter profit and sales but detailed inventory snags. Nordstrom said it earned $33 million, or 21 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $193 million, or $1.23 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue fell to $3.65 billion from $4.54 billion a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet expected Nordstrom to earn 16 cents a share on sales of $3.58 billion. Heading into the holidays, Nordstrom experienced delays in inventory flow, which led to higher inventory levels at the end of the year, it said. "Heading into 2021, we're taking steps to improve our inventory position," Chief Executive Erik Nordstrom said in a statement. For the first quarter, Nordstrom guided for revenue to grow more than 25%, with online sales representing about 50% of sales. Shares of Nordstrom ended the regular trading day down 1%.
11:20 a.m. March 2, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
Ross Stores stock falls 6% as retailer sees impact from virus winter 'upsurge'Shares of Ross Stores Inc. fell more than 6% in the extended session Tuesday after the retailer said that an "upsurge" in COVID-19 cases around the holidays hit foot traffic in its stores, particularly as California, where Ross has a larger presence, had tighter rules regarding operations. Ross also said it planned a "more moderate" pace of store openings for 2021. Ross earned $238,000, or 67 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with earnings of $456,000, or $1.28 a share, in the year-ago period. Sales fell to $4.25 billion, from $4.41 billion, and same-store sales were down 6%, "reflecting the negative impact from the upsurge of COVID-19 during the peak holiday selling season," the company said. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected Ross to report earnings of $1.02 a share on sales of $4.27 billion. "Fourth-quarter operating margin of 9.5% declined versus last year as an increase in merchandise margin was more than offset by the deleveraging effect on expenses from lower sales, and higher supply chain and COVID-related operating costs," Chief Executive Barbara Rentler said in a statement. Ross ended the regular trading day down 2.4%.
7:13 a.m. March 2, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
Zoom earnings roared to nearly $1 billion in 2020, and the stock is rising againZoom Video Communications Inc.'s rip-roaring ride resumed its meteoric trajectory Monday, with shares jumping as the company detailed the results of becoming a lifeline for those stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Booming profit and revenue.
3:08 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Emily Bary
Will 5G ever live up to the hype? After years of promising a huge advance in wireless technology --- and corresponding gains for their investors --- the COVID-19 pandemic gave carriers even more time to perfect their networks. So why isn't everyone wowed?
3:05 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Global selloff hits London stocks as commodity prices fallLondon markets were in the red on Friday, unable to sidestep a global equity selloff even as the index has plenty of names exposed to the global economic recovery.
8:50 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Positive news on COVID vaccines weighs against concerns over new variants The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE has proved to be as effective in the real world as it was in clinical trials in the first major study of the two-dose regiment involving 1.2 million people in Israel.
5:26 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
John Travolta selling massive waterfront mansion in Maine for $5MThe actor John Travolta is selling his massive, oceanfront Maine mansion for $5 million. The star had owned the longtime retreat with his wife, the actress Kelly Preston, who died last year at the age of 57 of breast cancer.
12:09 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Claudia Assis
Victoria's Secret parent L Brands cheers 'record' quarterL Brands Inc. reports better-than-expected quarterly profit, says it negotiated rent relief for most of its landlords.
11:01 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
Europe Debates Its Way to Covid Vaccine Passports In the U.S., President Biden asked his administration to “assess the feasibility” of “international certificates of vaccination or prophylaxis” in one of his first executive orders.
10:25 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Tech selloff hits these London-listed stocks as a Tesla-heavy fund tumblesThe selloff in tech stocks hit the London market on Tuesday, with the sector dragging down the U.K.’s benchmark index as investors exit companies that have been among the biggest winners through the COVID-19 pandemic.
2:15 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
11 Retail Stocks to Play the Economic Recovery There's reason to be optimistic for retailers, as consumers have savings and Covid vaccines are rolling out.
12:33 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Jack Denton
European markets stall but remain buoyed by optimism over a return to more normal travel and leisureOptimism over an end to social restrictions is driving travel and leisure stocks higher, adding buoyancy to European markets on Tuesday as indexes across the continent hovered around flat or fell.
10:47 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Home Media
Long-term care insurance cost: Everything you need to knowAre you considering purchasing a long-term care insurance plan? Here’s a breakdown of how it works and how much it costs.
10:15 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
The rational bubble is turning irrational — and the next few weeks are critical, strategist saysThe action this week has been centered on the bond market, not the stock market, as Treasury yields have climbed in reaction to the progress on a new stimulus package as well as the global rollout of vaccines.
11:59 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
How these entrepreneurs launched profitable home businesses in the pandemicNew home businesses and side gigs are being launched by Americans over 50 at a remarkably rapid rate. Here's three ideas and advice from entrepreneurs who did it.
12:08 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - MarketWatch
Hyatt swings to Q4 loss as pandemic weighs Hyatt Hotels Corp. swung to a fourth-quarter loss as sales were crimped by weak travel demand due to coronavirus restrictions. The Chicago-based company posted a loss of $203 million, compared with a profit of $321 million in the year-earlier quarter. On a per-share basis, it had a loss of $2, compared with $3.08 in earnings a year earlier.
11:45 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banksThe Dow industrials eke out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limp lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and data showing falling COVID-19 cases, fails to help stocks definitively overcome a steady rise in government bond yields.
11:28 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
Dow Has Record Close as Cold Weather Boosts Energy Prices The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both fell but still closed at their second highest levels ever.
1:26 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 109 million and U.S. death toll above 486,000The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 109 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 2.40 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 27.69 million and the highest death toll at 486,332. The U.S. added at least 55,457 new cases on Monday, , and counted at least 994 deaths, although those numbers may be underreported given reduced staffing at weekends and on holidays. Case numbers have been declining, however. The U.S. averaged 85,798 new cases a day in the past week, down 41% from the average two weeks ago. The U.S. started average fewer than 100,000 cases a day at the weekend. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 239,773 and is third by cases at 9.8 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.9 million, and now fourth in deaths at 155,813. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 174,657and 13th highest case tally at 1.9 million. The U.K. has 4 million cases and 117,622 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021 - By John Scott Lewinksi
20 Minutes With: Fine Dining Chef and Restaurateur Charlie PalmerOn his career, passions, and new project, Wing and Barrel Ranch, a private club in California Wine Country 
2:32 a.m. Feb. 15, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Mitchells & Butler plans equity offering as Boris Johnson rules out vaccine passports for pubsThe struggling U.K. pubs sector was in the spotlight Monday, as one leading chain said it will issue more stock as Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected the idea of using vaccine passports to re-open them.
3:20 p.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Italy's ski slopes still closed, due to new coronavirus variantThe Italian government on Sunday abruptly delayed opening Italy's beloved ski season because a coronavirus variant was detected in a good portion of recently infected persons in the country.
11:21 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden calls for tougher gun laws on anniversary of Parkland massacreSorrow reverberated across the country Sunday as Americans, including President Joe Biden, joined a Florida community in remembering the 17 lives lost three years ago in the Parkland school shooting massacre.
1:01 p.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Pandemic Could Be ‘Effectively’ Over by April, According to J.P. Morgan That’s a much faster timeline than the market and most economists are working with.
1:26 p.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Postmaster General DeJoy reportedly set to make changes to first-class mail even as governing board gets new chairmanTrump ally and fundraiser DeJoy's service revisions would mean slower and more costly delivery for consumers and commercial customers, according to a Washington Post report.
11:34 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By William Watts
All three major U.S. stock indexes end week at new records before President's Day holiday MondayU.S. stocks ended slightly higher Friday, booking back-to-back record finishes for all three major equity benchmarks.
1:21 p.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Expedia Stock Is Down. Pandemic Woes Are Snuffing Out a Travel Recovery. Online travel agency Expedia had a far worse fourth quarter than analysts were expecting.
11:38 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
Expedia CEO says travel remains 'unpredictable' as results miss estimatesExpedia Group Inc. on Thursday reported results that reflected the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel industry, with gross bookings and revenue each plunging 67% in the fourth quarter.
12:17 p.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - By Emily Bary
Sonos stock rockets higher as pandemic fuels continued boom in speaker salesThe home-improvement boom continued during the holidays, helping Sonos Inc. post record revenue that easily exceeded expectations for its latest quarter as more people sought to outfit their houses with the company's smart audio products amid the pandemic.
5:12 p.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch
China's producer price index returns to growthBEIJING--China's factory-gate prices swung to growth in January, ending an 11-month period of deflation as the industrial sector continued to lead the nation's economic recovery. The producer price index rose 0.3% in January from a year earlier compared with December's 0.4% fall, the National Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday.
10:47 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Home Media
Total Home Protection: Reviews, coverage and cost (2020)Is Total Home Protection the right provider for you? Read our Total Home Protection review to learn about plan options, pricing and customer service.
10:42 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Here’s Where the Spending Will and Won’t Be During China’s Lunar New Year Holiday With restrictions on travel and a virus that’s lurking, China shoppers may not go all out for the Lunar New Year holiday. Here’s where JPMorgan says they will be spending.
7:38 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Lina Saigol
Travel giant TUI bets on summer vacations as COVID-19 vaccines boost a surge in bookingsAverage holiday prices are 20% up on the pre-pandemic season of 2019.
7:33 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - By Tracy Kaler
20 Minutes With: Baha Mar President Graeme Davis“We know we will be back,” he says of post-pandemic travel to the Bahamas 
7:55 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
U.S. aims to spur development of 61 million at-home COVID-19 testsThe White House plans to contract with at least six testing companies to spur development and manufacturing of more than 60 million at-home COVID-19 tests by this summer.
12:36 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - Barrons.com
T-Mobile Beat Earnings Estimates, but Guidance Fell Short, Nipping the Stock T-Mobile stock has soared 60% over the past year, when Barron’s recommended buying the shares.
1:56 p.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
EBay results buoyed by luxury watches, sneakers and refurbished holiday giftsEBay Inc. shares rose nearly 10% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the online marketplace provider's results beat expectations as revenue rose along with gross merchandise volume during the quarter that included the holidays.
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