Retail Sales


  • Also, where to save the most time and money when you're doing your holiday shopping.

  • Are Toys Too Pricey for a Recession? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    The retailer Syms has long said, "An Educated Consumer Is Our Best Customer", but in these times where shoppers are looking to stretch their budgets, it looks as those most people are becoming educated customers.

  • Dow Sheds Nearly 700 Points, Snapping Streak Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks snapped their best five-day winning streak in 75 years with a resounding crack, giving back more than half the gains in one session.

  • Plaxico Burress Jersey

    When a player gets traded or gets in trouble, sporting goods retailers are among the most nervous. If the player is very popular and never plays for the team again, it's a disaster from an inventory standpoint. Retailers have to slash prices to somehow get rid of the useless jerseys.

  • "Volatility Trade" Biggest Factor In Sell-Off? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 4:18 PM ET

    With volatility this high, it's little wonder that last week's 20 percent rally in the S&P 500 is being met with aggressive selling today.

  • Rustling Through the Bargain Bin for Retail Stocks Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Sweet deals inspired shoppers to hit the mall this weekend, but it doesn't look like the buying binge was enough to save the holiday season. But what's the outlook for investors beyond that. CNBC talked with two retail analysts to get their take.

  • Black Friday Comes Up A Winner For Sports Leagues Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:24 PM ET
    Black Friday

    The NFL reports that sales on its NFLShop.com were also a record high for Black Friday and the site's third highest grossing day ever. The top four best selling items since Thanksgiving all involved New York: Favre jerseys were No. 1 and No. 2.

  • Shopping J. Crew Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:23 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer puts Monday's market drop into perspective and a quick call on Apple.

  • Stocks Pull Back Amid Economic Worries Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • Make a Holiday Budget and Stick to It! Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:49 PM ET

    Pick up a pen right now and write down how much you can afford spend this month. That, my friends, is your budget.

  • Cyber Monday

    Online retailers are rolling out the deals for "CyberMonday," and Blue Nile, an online jeweler, is no different.

  • Predictions: 9 For '09 For The World Of Sports Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers rise again, Brett Favre stays in the game, the Olympic Committee makes a stunning move and more pro sports teams than ever go up for sale.

  • Stocks Slide as Gauge of Manufacturing Tumbles Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • The Good News And Bad News From Black Friday Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Not surprisingly, retail stocks are selling off along with the rest of the market--in fact retail stocks have given up about one-third of the gains made in the past week and a half.

  • Market Poised to Give Back Some Gains Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 8:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday after stocks logged their best five-day streak in 75 years last week, ahead of a week packed with data and economic policy decisions.

  • How Low Can Retailers Go? Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | 3:20 PM ET

    With the early signs pointing to a lackluster start to the holiday selling season, many are wondering how low retailers can cut their prices.

  • Web Extra: Black Friday Results Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Next week, retailers release November sales and give indications of holiday season results so far. Find out how the Fast Money traders are playing it!

  • Stocks Have Best 5 Days in 75 Years Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    Stocks rose again in light post-Thanksgiving trading, logging their best five-day streak in 75 years. U.S. financial markets closed Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Scenes From The Mall: Picky, Picky, Picky Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    Customers turned out to the stores and malls this Black Friday, but the analysis so far indicates that there were fewer of them than last year. And those shoppers who did show up were far more selective, looking for the best bargains, in this competitive holiday season.

  • Tech, Energy & Retail Stocks Take a Hit Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks declined in this abbreviated post-Thanksgiving session as traders took a breather after four straight days of gains.