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1. Retail sales climbed 6% in May compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Commerce Department....

2. JPMorgan expects Weight Watchers soaring stock, which is at record highs, to climb farther as it secures more big-name backings....

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1. Home Depot Inc. says it plans to invest at least $1.2 billion in improving its online shopping channel over the next five years....

2. Lands’ End reported a first-quarter loss that was improved from last year’s loss and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations....

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3. Kellogg is recalling Honey Smacks cereal over concerns about the risk of Salmonella....

4. Pivotal Research analyst Brian Weiser downgraded shares Walt Disney Co. as Wall Street expects the media giant to offer a higher price for 21st Century Fox....

5. Traditional retailers Michaels Companies and Tailored Brands Inc. plunged by about 15% following their quarterly reports. ...

6. BJ’s Wholesale Club is launching an initial public offering, which will have shares trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “BJ.”...

3. RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, is welcoming a swell of interest in luxury home goods....

4. Sears Holdings Corp. is expanding its Auto Center partnership with Amazon to include more stores, bringing the number offering the joint service to 118 locations....

5. Macy’s is partnering with tech retailer b8ta to expand its pop-up concept called Market @ Macy’s, which launched this year in 10 locations....

6. Mobile augmented reality is fueling a surge in sales at furniture retailers like Houzz....

1. So far this year, retail stocks are on a rip. And according to Evercore analysts, that momentum shows no signs of slowing. ...

2. Morgan Stanley analysts say that the market is significantly undervaluing Ford Motor Company’s pickup truck business....

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3. National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay says President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs make ‘no sense’ for businesses, especially those in the retail sector. ...

4. Walmart is partnering with Chinese Internet firm Tencent for digital retail services. ...

5. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is rolling out its Version 9 software in August to include full self-driving features....

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