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2:47 a.m. May 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Wolverine World Wide profit matches forecasts while revenue comes up short, but full-year outlook liftedWolverine World Wide Inc. reported a first-quarter profit that matched expectations but revenue that came up a bit shy, while lifting its full-year outlook amid stronger-than-anticipated ecommerce growth. The stock was still inactive in premarket trading. The footwear and apparel company, which brands include Hush Puppies, Stride Rite and Saucony, said net income tripled to $38.5 million, or 45 cents a share, from $13.0 million, or 16 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to 40 cents, matching the FactSet consensus of 40 cents. Revenue rose 16.3% to $510.7 million, below the FactSet consensus of $511.8 million, with owned ecommerce revenue growing 83.6%. Cost of goods sold increased 12.0%, with gross margin improving to 43.5% from 41.4%. For 2021, the company nudged up its revenue guidance range to $2.24 billion to $2.30 billion from $2.19 billion to $2.25 billion. "Our ongoing investment in digital fueled eCommerce growth of 84%, well ahead of our expectations. Our brands are well positioned in trending, performance-oriented product categories like running, hiking, and work; and their momentum remains strong," said Chief Executive Blake Krueger. "We anticipate growth to continue to accelerate moving forward." The stock has rallied 36.8% year to date, while the S&P 500 has advanced 10.5%.
10:54 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
We want to leave cold Midwest states for ‘warmer and drier climes’ and affordable health care on $44,000 a year — so where should we retire? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comThe curveball: their adult children are in Omaha, Neb., and Tucson.
3:46 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By Catey Hill
These Arizona retirees ‘couldn’t afford’ America — now they live their dream life on $2,000 a month in Ecuador They haven’t been back to the U.S. in years, and say they don’t miss it much — except for Home Depot and some friendsThey haven’t been back to the U.S. in years, and say they don’t miss it much (except for Home Depot and some friends).
12:16 p.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Catey Hill
This 57-year-old said ‘screw this’ to San Francisco — and retired to ‘delightful’ Albuquerque, where she slashed her expenses by 70% The pros and cons of retiring to the setting of ‘Breaking Bad’The pros and cons of retiring to the setting of ‘Breaking Bad’
5:50 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m looking for a conservative small town with a bookstore, low taxes and a ski resort within an hour’s drive — where should I retire? Have a question on where to retire? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comThis reader says she is thinking of West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina or east Tennessee.
1:04 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Richard Homan
An expert’s guide to road-tripping with your dog Have a great time on the open road with your furry friend with these tipsWhen it comes right down to it, there are only two rules of traveling with a dog. But here’s a few other things to remember.
1:03 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Brian Moody
10 SUVs that are really fun to drive The perfect combination of utility and performanceIf you want a functional SUV that’s also a blast to drive, here’s a list of the best.
1:52 p.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Big Move: I work in Silicon Valley, but my job is now remote. I can finally live somewhere cheaper. Where should I go? The coronavirus pandemic has caused many Americans to move in search of bigger, more affordable homesThe coronavirus pandemic has caused many Americans to move in search of bigger, more affordable homes.
1:02 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
6 reasons to give up the big city life Many Americans have already moved because of COVID. If the concrete jungle is wearing you down, here’s some places to go insteadIt’s not just COVID. Why you might want to leave big city life behind, and where to live instead.
1:01 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
10 economically diverse cities that have what it takes to overcome turbulent times What makes these places great to work and liveThese cities have the range of industries, depth and nimbleness needed to be resilient, and are great places to live.
11:29 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Rethinking big city life? Here are 8 smaller places that still have the urban perks 8 up-and-coming small metros where you can enjoy a slower pace but still be near a large cityReady for more space but still want the perks of a big city? These small cities offer the best of both worlds.
12:58 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Federal appeals court says Trump unlawfully transferred military funds to border-wall constructionThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a coalition of border states and environmental groups that contended the money transfer was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats.
8:17 a.m. June 12, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
The North Face parent VF Corp. sees sales uptick as people head outdoors, or to their backyards, during coronavirus pandemic VFC CEO says an ‘appreciation for the outdoors’ was a trend even before COVID-19VFC brands are positioned to capitalize on the outdoor and more casual trends that COVID-19 has spurred, analysts and executives say.
1:03 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By  Jessica Wakeman
Certain trends are already emerging to reveal how coronavirus will change where we want to live How will it affect the character of smaller cities and towns?Even before the pandemic, there was a movement of people from larger cities to smaller towns or suburbs.
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