Target will cover employees’ travel to other states for abortions

A person walks into a Target store in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Target will cover employees’ travel if they live in a state where abortion is banned, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC. The new policy will take effect in July, according to the … Read more

Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Revlon makeup products are displayed at a CVS store on August 9, 2018 in Sausalito, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The retail industry is up against a potential wave of bankruptcies following a monthslong slowdown in restructuring activity. There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning … Read more

Franchise Group considers lowering Kohl’s bid closer to $50 a share from $60

People walk near a Kohl’s department store entranceway on June 07, 2022 in Doral, Florida. Kohl’s announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Franchise Group, which is proposing to buy the retailer for $60 per share. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The retail holding company Franchise Group is weighing lowering its bid for … Read more

Inflation and recession fears are squeezing some industries more than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to grow. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still appear willing to shell out to travel, go to the movies and have a drink … Read more

Walmart strategy to launch apparel, home brands is being put to the test

Scoop is one of Walmart’s exclusive fashion brands. It has also struck deals with national brands like BCBG Paris. Melissa Repko | CNBC SPRINGDALE, Arkansas — Dressed-up mannequins. Eye-catching displays of sleek furniture and colorful swimsuits. And store signs that promote exclusive brands and nationally recognized ones. Walmart’s redesigned SuperCenter, located just 16 miles from … Read more

Bringing inflation down is going to take time, patience — and pain

Products are seen in a supermarket, in Los Angeles, California, May 27, 2022. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Tackling runaway inflation won’t be easy and it won’t be quick, and it may carry a steep price tag that is just beginning to be paid. To stop 40-year highs in price increases, the economy will have to … Read more

Cramer greenlights tech stocks, says Target news suggests inflation is peaking

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday gave investors his blessing to consider purchasing beaten-down tech stocks after Target’s latest quarter indicated good news for the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. “The real greenlight here is on the beaten-down tech. … They might deserve a bit of a resurgence if they have profits and a total break … Read more

Target and Microsoft may be just the beginning of a worrisome earnings trend

Target is unlikely to be the only company with a bullseye on it during the upcoming earnings season. The retailer Tuesday warned for the second time in less than a month that its profits would take a hit from an inventory glut. The new guidance comes just days after Microsoft, in another high profile warning, … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 7

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to open lower as bond yields remain high Traders work on the floor of the NYSE, June 6, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Tuesday, with elevated bond yields playing spoiler again. Sentiment … Read more

Target warns of squeezed profits from aggressive inventory plan

Target investors warned Tuesday that its profits will take a short-term hit, as it marks down unwanted items, cancels orders and takes steps to get rid of extra aggressive inventory. The retailer slashed its profit margin expectations for the fiscal second quarter to account for a wave of goods winding up deeply discounted or on … Read more