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The ‘lipstick index’ is back — and retailers are trying to cash in

Target has added new brands to its beauty department. At a growing number of stores, it also has mini Ulta Beauty shops with prestige brands.Melissa Repko | CNBCAs prices creep up, some people have decided against getting a new outfit, delayed big purchases like TVs or cancelled Netflix accounts.But for now, they’re still splurging on …

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Stock index futures inch higher following a losing day Monday

Stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading Monday following a losing day as investors prepare to rebalance their portfolios with the end of the quarter fast approaching.Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 36 points. S&P 500 futures edged up 0.2% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.3%.The overnight action followed modest losses on Wall …

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