U.S. auto sales in March will increase almost 1.9 % from a year earlier, even as consumer discounts continue to remain at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.
Lowe's Cos Inc forecast 2017 sales ahead of analysts' estimates and reported better-than-expected quarterly comparable-store sales as trends in the housing market encouraged Americans to spruce up their homes or buy new ones.
When a scandal over unauthorized accounts rocked Wells Fargo & Co's retail division last fall, executives at its asset management arm sprang into action to limit its fallout at an already tough time for their business.
With sales on Black Friday slipping, U.S. retailers are offering pre-Thanksgiving deals even earlier than in recent years to draw shoppers as the day after no longer marks a spending peak at brick-and-mortar chains.