American Apparel Inc. used to enthrall 16- to 25-year-olds with its neon bike shorts and lace- thong leotards. Now, it’s just trying to raise enough cash to keep creditors at bay for at least six more months.
Shorting American Apparel Inc. is back in style.
The failure of United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. to deliver packages in time for Christmas has exposed the perils of retailers promising to get last-minute gifts to customers.
Natural gas futures will fall in the next month, based on a technical analysis of trend lines by Piper Jaffray Cos. that shows recent highs and lows.
Natural gas futures have reversed a two-year downtrend over the past several weeks and may top $5 in the third quarter, according to a technical analysis by Piper Jaffray Cos.
West Texas Intermediate crude may tumble below $80 a barrel if it fails to breach $100, according to technical analysis by Piper Jaffray Cos.
Fewer Americans hit the malls the last week before Christmas even as retailers from Macy’s Inc. to Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. poured on the discounts.
The back-to-school shopping season is off to a slow start as retailers and consumers wait to see who will blink first.
"We will be seeing promotions significantly above the current 30 percent off, which are the opening table stakes."
- Craig Johnson on Nov 18, 2013
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