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The ‘lipstick index’ is back — and retailers are trying to cash in

Target has added new brands to its beauty department. At a growing number of stores, it also has mini Ulta Beauty shops with prestige brands. Melissa Repko | CNBC As prices creep up, some people have decided against getting a new outfit, delayed big purchases like TVs or cancelled Netflix accounts. But for now, they’re […]

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Inflation is peaking, and that is ‘nirvana’ for stocks, Jim Cramer says

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday said that inflation is peaking, which is good news for stocks that have been trampled in recent months. “The stock market … totally saw peak inflation coming. I think you had to be deliberately obtuse to miss this because commodity prices have been collapsing a while ago, but now it’s […]

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Bed Bath & Beyond is discontinuing a private brand as it tries to reverse declining sales

A person enters a Bed Bath & Beyond store on October 01, 2021 in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Bed Bath & Beyond is axing one of its private labels, Wild Sage, about a year after the company made an aggressive push into exclusive brands, at the […]

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Walmart lays off corporate employees after slashing forecast

Exterior view of a Walmart store on August 23, 2020 in North Bergen, New Jersey VIEW press | Corbis News | Getty Images Walmart has begun to lay off corporate employees, the company confirmed Wednesday, about a week after it slashed its profit outlook and warned that consumers had pulled back on discretionary spending due […]

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The confusing job market: Tech and finance brace for the worst, retail is mixed, travel can’t hire fast enough

Passengers at an American Airlines gate at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport in Dallas. Scott Mlyn | CNBC It wasn’t long ago that Amazon, Shopify and Peloton doubled their workforces to manage through the pandemic surge, while Morgan Stanley staffed up to handle a record level of IPOs, and mortgage lenders added headcount as rock-bottom […]

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Mall owners say retailers are still opening stores in spite of recession fears

The biggest shopping mall owners in the United States say retailers are still forging ahead with plans to open new stores in spite of growing recession fears and decades-high inflation that’s squeezing shoppers’ budgets. Simon Property Group, the country’s largest mall owner, said the pipeline of businesses slated to open up at its properties remains […]

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Amazon launches same-day delivery from some brick-and-mortar retail brands

An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, June 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Amazon said Monday it’s adding a handful of brick-and-mortar retail brands to its same-day delivery offering for Prime members. To start, Amazon is offering same-day delivery from […]

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Amazon emissions increased 18% last year as Covid drove online shopping surge

Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Amazon’s carbon emissions jumped 18% last year, as the company reckoned with a pandemic-driven surge in e-commerce and grew its business to meet that extra demand. In […]

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Jim Cramer warns investors not to miss their window to buy stocks

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday advised investors to seize the moment and buy some stocks, since the Federal Reserve appears to be nearing the end of its tightening cycle. “When the Fed gets out of the way, you have a real window and you’ve got to jump through it. … When a recession comes, the […]

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Amazon says consumer spending remains strong, bucking broader retail gloom

An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, June 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Earlier this week, Walmart and Best Buy both lowered their profit outlook for the second quarter and full year, setting off alarm bells across the retail sector […]