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Jim Cramer reveals his 10 investment themes for 2021

Jim Cramer reveals his 10 investment themes for 2021

Wall Street on Monday labored through a tough day to open the new trading year, which prompted CNBC’s Jim Cramer to break down the top investing themes he’ll be watching in 2021. Investors should keep secular trends in mind because they are the best ways to approach a marketwide sell-off, …

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How Walmart plans to take over health care

How Walmart plans to take over health care

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, wants to be your doctor, too. In September 2019 the company known for its “Everyday Low Prices” launched Walmart Health, a primary care clinic, at a store in Dallas, Georgia. The doctor-run clinic, the first of its kind for the big box retailer, offers services …

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The 10 biggest retail bankruptcies of 2020

The 10 biggest retail bankruptcies of 2020

Robert Barnes | Getty Images More than three dozen retailers, including the nation’s oldest department store chain, filed for bankruptcy this year, marking an 11-year high. Pre-pandemic, several of these retailers were already teetering on the brink of survival. But the Covid health crisis pummeled the industry. Lockdown orders put …

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Americans head to malls as Christmas approaches

Americans head to malls as Christmas approaches

A woman wearing a mask carries shopping bags through the snow near Bryant Park on December 17, 2020 in New York City. New York City received 6 to 8 inches of snow in an overnight storm that resulted in local power outages and transportation delays during the first North Eastern …

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Coronavirus is reshaping retail stores for good

Coronavirus is reshaping retail stores for good

The retail industry, buffeted by the devastating impacts of the Covid pandemic, is being forced to redefine the role of the of the brick-and-mortar store. The fallout felt around the world from the global health crisis has accelerated several trends: People flocked to the web at unprecedented levels to order …

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Walmart gives bonuses to employees, extends emergency leave

Walmart sees localized grocery stockpiling as Covid cases rise

A line forms outside of the Walmart in Quincy, MA on April 4, 2020 as the store implements new restrictions on capacity during the coronavirus pandemic. People wait outside wearing masks and distanced apart. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images Walmart said Thursday it will pay another pandemic-related …

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Shoppers spend $10.8 billion on record e-commerce day

Shoppers spend $10.8 billion on record e-commerce day

An independent contractor to FedEx Corp. unloads packages from a delivery truck on Cyber Monday in New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Holiday shoppers went online Monday and spent $10.8 billion, setting a record for the largest U.S. online shopping day …

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4 reasons why empty malls on Black Friday aren’t a bad omen

4 reasons why empty malls on Black Friday aren't a bad omen

People walk through the King of Prussia mall, on Black Friday, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters Instead of rushing to malls, Black Friday shoppers largely headed to retailers’ websites this year. The deal-heavy holiday came in the middle of a sales season that began in October …

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Black Friday traffic in stores craters 52% during pandemic

Black Friday traffic in stores craters 52% during pandemic

Shoppers walk past an Apple Store at Franklin Park Mall during Black Friday. Shoppers go to stores to take advantage of Black Friday sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Traffic at stores on Black Friday fell by 52.1% compared with last year, as Americans …

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Holiday gift-givers want their money to matter

Holiday gift-givers want their money to matter

Customer Tamara Jenkins tries on a hat with Meeka Robinson Davis, owner of One-Of-A-Kind Hats, as Davis’ daughter Chrstiana Davis looks on, at the store in the Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, November 24, 2020. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Holiday shoppers are not only …

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Here are the best deals (and what not to buy)

Here are the best deals (and what not to buy)

Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year — is no longer the day after Thanksgiving. Instead of one-day doorbuster deals, retailers like Walmart and Home Depot have been rolling out discounts in the days, or even weeks, ahead of the official start of the holiday season. And …

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So long, doorbusters! Retailers roll out weeks of deals

So long, doorbusters! Retailers roll out weeks of deals

People shop at Macy’s Herald Square during early opening for the Black Friday sales in New York City, November 28, 2019. Andrew Kelly | Reuters On Thanksgiving Day, eager bargain hunters usually head to the store and shoulder their way through crowded aisles to get a jumpstart on their holiday …

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Black Friday is almost here. And shoppers are anxious.

Black Friday is almost here. And shoppers are anxious.

A shopper uses his phone while wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outside the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware U.S. November 19, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters Black Friday is almost here. And consumers’ anxiety about shopping in stores and enclosed malls is only escalating, …

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Target (TGT) Q3 2020 earnings

Target (TGT) Q3 2020 earnings

Target reported Wednesday fiscal third-quarter earnings that easily outpaced analysts’ estimates as the discount retailer won market share by turning shoppers’ pandemic habits into lasting gains. The company said it grabbed market share across all of its core categories, from apparel to beauty. Year to date, it has won $6 …

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‘The vaccine is a headwind’

'The vaccine is a headwind'

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday tried to make sense of the declines in Home Depot and Walmart shares after the retail juggernauts posted third-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates. Wall Street received a “pair of stellar quarters from Home Depot and Walmart … some of the best numbers I …

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Free prescription delivery for Prime members

Free prescription delivery for Prime members

Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions …

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Kohl’s (KSS) reports Q3 2020 earnings beat

Kohl's (KSS) reports Q3 2020 earnings beat

A shopper prepares to pay for items at a Kohl’s department store in Peru, Illinois, May 16, 2019. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Kohl’s on Tuesday reported a 13.3% decline in quarterly net sales, as the coronavirus pandemic limited the number of people visiting its stores to buy …

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Walmart (WMT) Q3 2021 earnings

Walmart (WMT) Q3 2021 earnings

Customers shop at a Walmart store on May 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Walmart reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday that topped Wall Street’s expectations as customers continued to shop online and sent U.S. e-commerce sales soaring by 79%. The discounter said customers are embracing the …

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Consumer companies bracing for a Covid baby bust

Consumer companies bracing for a Covid baby bust

Boxes of Huggies brand diapers move along a conveyor belt at the Kimberly-Clark manufacturing facility in Paris, Texas. Laura Buckman | Bloomberg | Getty Images Call it the Covid baby bust. Experts are forecasting declining birth rates this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, putting pressure on the …

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Walmart resumes metering customers in its stores

Walmart resumes metering customers in its stores

Customers shop at a Walmart store on May 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Walmart reported a 74% increase in U.S. online sales for the quarter that ended April 30, and a 10% increase in same store sales for the same period as the effects of the coronavirus helped to boost …

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‘Next week will be pivotal’

5 things to know before the stock market opens November 12, 2020

Earnings season will come to a close next week and many corporations have pleased Wall Street with the numbers they’ve posted thus far, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. Last quarter was “one of the best we’ve seen in ages,” likely because expectations were already lowered amid the ongoing health crisis, …

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