P&G beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit on Friday as it reported its best U.S. sales growth in decades thanks to consumers stockpiling cleaning essentials in lockdowns against the coronavirus.
Wall Street's four-week slump deepened and the Dow Jones Industrials was set to surrender all its "Trump-bump" gains on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic threatened to bring the U.S. economic activity to a halt.
Target Corp fell short of its own expectations for holiday season sales on Wednesday, reporting a drop off in online growth and demand for toys and electronics that sent a shiver through the wider U.S. retail sector.
The U.S. holiday shopping period may heighten Wall Street's perception of a growing divide between retailers adapting to online sales and those unable to shake their reliance on dwindling shopping mall traffic.
U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to slap new tariffs on Chinese imports comes on the heels of unexpectedly strong second-quarter results for consumer products companies, boosted by spending on luxury items.
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