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  • Cherry picking

    Jim Cramer unpacks Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market to find its biggest benefactors - and those hit the hardest.

  • *U.S. stocks end flat, though Amazon.com, Whole Foods deal weighs. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks ended little changed on Friday, though Amazon.com' s deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods Market pressured a wide range of companies including Wal-Mart, while the dollar and U.S. "It's disrupting a number of industries here, and that's what's causing the market problems,"...

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's benchmark stock index rose on Friday as energy shares rebounded with oil prices, offsetting losses for consumer staple companies on news that internet retailer Amazon.com Inc was buying Whole Foods Market Inc.. U.S. crude prices settled 28 cents higher at $44.74 a barrel as some producers reduced exports and U.S. rig additions slowed.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Major U.S. stock indexes ended little changed on Friday even as Amazon.com' s $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods roiled the retail sector and rocked shares of an array of companies including Wal-Mart and Target. Shares of Target, Walgreen Boots and Costco fell between 5 percent and 7 percent. "Its going to send a shock wave across...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Wall Street ended little changed on Friday although Amazon.com' s $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods roiled the retail sector and rocked shares of an array of companies including Wal-Mart and Target. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 24.38 points, or 0.11 percent, to 21,384.28, the S&P 500 gained 0.69 points, or 0.03 percent,...

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as energy shares rebounded with oil prices, offsetting losses for consumer staple companies on news that internet retailer Amazon.com Inc was buying Whole Foods Market Inc.. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 31.97 points, or 0.21 percent, at 15,192.39, after...

  • *Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Costco, Kroger hit hard. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks mostly edged lower on Friday as Amazon.com' s $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods roiled the retail sector and wounded shares of an array of companies including Wal-Mart and Target. "It's disrupting a number of industries here, and that's what's causing the market problems,"...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, as shares of grocers and other consumer staple companies took a beating on news that internet retail company Amazon.com Inc was buying Whole Foods Market Inc. Amazon announced before markets opened that it was purchasing the U.S. organic supermarket chain for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking its...

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 16- Amazon.com Inc's $14 billion takeover of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves across the Atlantic on Friday as investors weighed the implications for Europe's supermarkets from an accelerated push by the e-commerce juggernaut into traditional food retail. Amazon has already been expanding its Fresh grocery delivery business in...

  • June 16- U.S. stocks fell on Friday as Wal-Mart and other retailers were slammed by Amazon.com' s biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector with its $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods. Amazon shares were up 3.2 percent at $995.18, while Whole Foods surged 27 percent to $41.95. Wal-Mart sank 6.2 percent to $74.03 even as the big box...

  • June 16- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it would buy online men's fashion retailer Bonobos Inc for $310 million, in its fourth e-commerce deal in under a year, as it seeks to bridge the gap with e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc.. However, Wal-Mart's shares fell 6.5 percent to $73.78 in morning trading after Amazon said it would buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods...

  • June 16- U.S. stocks dipped on Friday as shares of Wal-Mart and other retailers were hammered after Amazon.com announced its entry into the brick-and-mortar retail business with its $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods. Wal-Mart, which also announced a deal to buy online clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million, dropped 5 percent and weighed...

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, dragged lower by heavyweight financial stocks, while consumer staples stock including Loblaw Companies Ltd fell sharply following news that Amazon.com Inc is buying Whole Foods Markets Inc.. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 56.61 points, or 0.37 percent, to 15,103.81.

  • Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer knows the word "tech" has rattled the Street lately, but thinks one stock could offer a safe haven when the tides change.

  • Cramer: Kroger's decline proves grocery is just as bad as the rest of retail

    Jim Cramer says supermarkets have now joined department stores in retail's race to the bottom.

  • An employee stocks Greek yogurt in a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois.

    Jim Cramer says supermarkets have now joined department stores in retail's race to the bottom.