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MasterCard Q2 Earnings Preview: Improving Consumer Sentiment To Drive Growth

We expect the improving trends in consumer sentiment and rising disposable income levels to drive MasterCard's performance for the second quarter.

Kimberly-Clark Earnings Preview

By Bidness Etc: Kimberly-Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) is an American personal care corporation that mainly produces paper-based consumer products. It manufactures products in 37 countries and sells them in over 175 countries worldwide. TheShow More Summary

Apple Earnings Preview: Expectations Are High

By Bill Maurer: Tuesday afternoon, all eyes will be on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as it reports fiscal third quarter results. This June ending quarter always seems to be a transitional one for the company, as investors and consumers eagerly anticipate the next series of amazing products. Show More Summary

Apple streamlines transition from browser-based iTunes Preview to iTunes app for Mac & PC

Consumers who arrive at Apple's iTunes Store via the web-based iTunes Preview service will now notice a much slicker transition from their browser to iTunes, as Apple has done away with the old interstitial page in favor of a new in-place method.

Google takes on Apple TV with Android TV connected entertainment platform

Search giant Google on Thursday previewed its latest play for consumers' living rooms with Android TV, a new platform for connected televisions and set-top boxes that brings streaming audio and video alongside custom apps and games.

Financial Week in Preview: US Consumer Confidence is Rising

Tuesday June 24th, US consumer confidence expected to rise (to 83.5 from 83) Although confidence is expected to pick up, it should come as no surprise that US consumers are still less chirpy than they were before the crash of 2008 (see below). Show More Summary

Walgreen's Third Quarter Earnings Preview

By Robert Weinstein: Background: Walgreen Co., (WAG) together with its subsidiaries, is a $70 billion market cap operating a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Show More Summary

Gap Inc Earnings Preview: Strong Growth In April Will Offset Dull February And March

Gap Inc gained significant momentum towards the end of the quarter with 9% rise in comparable sales in April. It appears that improving consumer confidence and successful spring campaign helped the retailer generate better sales than the prior two months.

Best Buy Earnings Preview: Key Initiatives That Will Drive Growth

By Trefis: Best Buy (BBY), the largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the U.S., will report its Q1 2015 earnings on May 22. After witnessing a significant decline in its top line in fiscal 2013, the company saw its growth re-accelerate in fiscal 2014 as it benefited from its restructuring initiative. Show More Summary

American Eagle Earnings Preview: Improving Market Conditions And Recovering Brand Image Can Subdue Harsh Weather

After flourishing for several years, American Eagle Outfitters‘ growth stalled in 2013 as it was unable to drive sufficient store traffic due to missed fashion calls, weak consumer confidence and fierce competition from fast fashion brands. Show More Summary

Urban Outfitters’ Earnings Preview: Improved Consumer Spending, Strong Anthropologie & Free People Brands Will Drive Growth

Urban Outfitters is one of the few apparel retailers in the U.S., who performed very well last year despite the edgy retail environment. With its strong brands and a preppy product range, the retailer was able to drive sufficient store traffic even when U.S. Show More Summary

Here's A Quick Preview Of The Coming Tidal Wave Of Economic Data

There's a ton of economic data coming. Here's a quick preview via BI's Monday Scouting Report newsletter: Consumer Price Index (Thurs) : Economists estimate CPI climbed 0.3% month-over-month in April and 2.0% year-over-year. Excluding food and energy, core CPI is estimated to have increased by 0.1% and 1.7% respectively. Show More Summary

Western Digital Earnings Preview: Enterprise Storage, Consumer Electronics To Continue Growth

By Trefis: Western Digital Corporation (WDC) is scheduled to announce its Q3 FY 2014 earnings on April 30. The hard disk manufacturer witnessed 4% year-over-year (y-o-y) growth in its revenues in the second fiscal quarter due to increased product sales of its enterprise and consumer electronic units. Show More Summary

Yelp Q1 2014 Earnings Preview: Look For Another Revenue Beat With EPS Coming In-Line

ByJustin Giles: Yelp Inc. (YELP), a company that connects consumers with great local businesses, will report its first-quarter earnings results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after the close of the U.S markets. Following the results, a conference call will take place at 4:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Amazon Earnings Preview: Expect Impressive Growth Accompanied By Margin Expansion

By Trefis: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will release its Q1 2014 earnings on April 24. We expect the secular trend of continued consumers' shift to Internet for shopping, Amazon’s superior delivery service and strong market position in cloud services to drive its first quarter results. Show More Summary

Five Cars That Matter at the Beijing Auto Show

The Beijing auto show opens this week, giving consumers in the world's largest auto market a preview of major auto makers’ new designs and technologies. WSJ Global Auto Editor Joe White looks at five cars at the show that highlight important trends in the Chinese market.

Give the wine enough time

I have been tasting today. I spent a good portion of the afternoon at two tastings of Italian wines: the first, the Armit tasting; the second, a preview of the Lay & Wheeler consumer Piemonte tasting. I have got to the stage with tastings where I am happy not to taste everything. Even though there are [...]

This Week's Economic Data Will Remind We're Still In 'The New Normal' — Here's Your Complete Preview

This week, we'll get some February economic reports that should give us a sense of how we've done in the wake of the unusually harsh winter. We'll also get an early read on consumer and business sentiment in March as tensions in Eastern...Show More Summary

Geneva: Hyundai Intrado is more than just another fuel cell concept

Hyundai says the Intrado is "relevant to consumers" and is "far more than a styling exercise." Just because it's packing a futuristic powertrain doesn't mean that the new Hyundai Intrado concept isn't a preview of a crossover we'll be seeing on the road in the near future. Show More Summary

US Markets Are Closed Monday, But The Economy Will Be Open All Week — Here's Your Complete Preview (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

U.S. markets are closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. Hopefully, consumers will use this day off to do some shopping. Here's your Monday Scouting Report: Top Stories It's About More Than Weather : There's little doubt that...Show More Summary

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