BGC: Here Are the Stocks to Buy and Short as Retail Workers Get a Pay Raise

Brick-and-mortar shops are about to find themselves facing two big pressures, according to BGC.

Wal-Mart Syndrome.

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Lower gas prices have freed up more income for consumers to spend at the shops, but that only masks what's poised to become an increasingly difficult profit environment for brick-and-mortar retailers.

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