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Luxury Abounds & Fuels High End Retail Boom

The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs predict a December increase in shopping, up 4% over last year. CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details of the luxury boom this season. Also, Edward Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets senior retail analyst takes a closer look at the current state of specialty retail.

How to Play Tower Stocks

How the fallout of AT&T- T-Mobile will impact tower stocks, with Clayton Moran, Benchmark Company.

Financial Hit: BofA Under $5

The Fast Money traders weigh in on shares of Bank of America falling below its support level, and the trade on financials. Also a preview of Jeffries earnings, with Douglas Sipkin, Ticonderoga Securities analyst.

AT&T Drops $39B Bid for T-Mobile

Dissecting the play on AT&T dropping it's bid for T-Mobile, with the Fast Money traders, and whether T-Mobile has lost value and if Sprint will be a beneficiary of the announcement, with Timothy Horan, Oppenheimer analyst.

Sharing perspective on four of the best funds for the new year, with Karen Dolan, Morningstar director of mutual fund analysis.

Trading Weakness in VMWare

Slumps in virtualization solutions company, VMWare may be creating a buying opportunity. Discussing the likeliness of VMW remaining immune to a downturn in the market, with Rajesh Ghai, Think Equity analyst.

Wendy's Gets It Together

Shares of Wendy's have been stuck around $5 for 3 years. Discussing recent changes in the company's marketing strategy, with Joscelyn Mackay, Morningstar credit analyst.

Is Apple Too Cheap?

Apple shares are up roughly 18% and discussing whether the stock is too cheap, with Toni Sacconaghi, Bernstein analyst.

RIM Down 19% This Week

Research in Motion is plunging to an eight- year low after news of the QNX-based BlackBerry phone being delayed and disappointing earnings report. Discussing next steps for the company, with Tavis McCourt, Morgan Keegan analyst.

Time to Buy CRM?

A look at shares of Salesforce.com and whether weakness does present a buying opportunity, with Walter Pritchard, Citi director/software analyst.

McDonalds Is Well Positioned

Lately, consumers have been craving McCafé Peppermint Mochas and McRibs. Discussing the successful business planning behind the recent rally for McDonalds shares, with Matt DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets senior restaurant analyst and CNBC's Melissa Lee.

Best Buy's Q3 Whiff

Despite promotional efforts, Best Buy shares are down this morning after the company missed Q3 revenue and earnings per share estimates. Perspective on where the company's prospects stand, with Alan Rifkin, Barclay's Capital retail hardlines analyst.

Talking Numbers: Buy Best Buy?

Best Buy expects healthy Q3 results from a successful Black Friday weekend and early holiday season, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer chief market technician, and Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst.

American's Shopping Not Dropping

Retail stocks continue to outperform the broader market by about 4 percent, with Robert Drbul, Barclays senior equity research analyst.

Kindle Up in Flames?

Critics are attacking the Kindle Fire saying customers are unhappy. Insight on why he has a sell rating on Amazon, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial analyst.

Cloud-Computing Wars

How to trade the cloud-computing space, with Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets, and the Fast Money traders.

Online Gambling Legal Soon?

Should you preparing for a game-changer in online gambling? Richard Branson, chairman of U.S. Digital Gaming, discusses what's next for the space, with the Fast Money team. Robin Farley, gaming analyst at UBS, also weighs in.

McDonald's Hits All Time High

McDonald's hits another all time high, so is it too late for investors to get in? Bryan Elliott, Raymond James senior restaurant analyst, has the trade.

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Housing slumps but stocks jump in China, a reversal for Japanese bond yields and deficit problems dog India.

Another Sell on Netflix

Netflix is missing out on the rally today, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush analyst.

Social Media & Facebook IPO

It's been no party for social media investors, with the Fast Money traders, and Lou Kerner, Liquidnet social media analyst, discusses Facebook's pending IPO and whether it's worth the $100 billion pricing.

Amazon Trade & Cyber Monday

Discussing the surge in Kindle sales on Black Friday and the trade on Amazon, with Ken Sena, Evercore Partners analyst. Also, the Fast Money traders with the play on Corning.

Retail & Your Portfolio

David Abella, Rochdale Investment Management, discusses how the holiday shopping season impacts your portfolio.

Time to Bet on Wynn?

Discussing whether it's time to bet on Wynn Resorts. Keybanc Capital Markets raised the company's rating to buy from hold. Dennis Forst, analyst at Keybanc, weighs in.

AT&T Ready to Hang Up Deal?

Reed Hundt, former FCC chairman, discusses FCC objections to the AT&T and T-Mobile deal. The two companies recently withdrew their intent to merge from the FCC. Craig Moffett, Sanford C. Bernstein, also weighs in.

Amazon Kindle Fire Strategy Working?

Amazon is taking on Apple with the new Kindle Fire. Will it eat into iPad ales for the holidays? The Kindle Fire at $199 is an attractive price point, says Colin Gillis, BGC Partners.

Fed Launches 2012 Banks Stress Test

Mike Mayo, banking analyst for CLSA, discusses how to trade U.S. financials on the bank stress tests.

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The European debt crisis, which has pummeled global markets and is taking a heavy toll on its banks, is threatening to spill over into the Asian banking sector as the region’s lenders calculate their own exposure to the crisis — direct or otherwise. The FT reports.

Turkey Travel & Airline Plays

Airline plays ahead of the busiest travel day of the year, with Ray Neidl, Maxim Group senior airline analyst.

Fed Launches New Bank Stress Tests

The Fast Money traders discussing the Fed's new stress tests and its impact on banks, with Fred Cannon, KBW analyst.

Picking Carcass of MF Global

Betting on MF Global is highly risky, says Greg Zuckerman, WSJ sr. writer.