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This, as you know, has been Green Week at CNBC and we've been focusing a lot on alternative energy. Unfortunately, this movement has about-faced in just a few short months, owing to gas prices dropping and "hedge funds gone wild." Many are now more worried about keeping their jobs and retirement savings than about investing in wind farms, electric cars and cleaner fuels. Cramer's last look this week at a green company is Owens Corning, aka "the pink panther," in reference to its insulation business.
In the last 'Stop Trading' segment of yet another dramatic week in U.S. and global markets, Cramer talks to Erin Burnett (together in the same room for the first time in quite a while). After trading some banter about her recent sojourn in Russia, they bring up Citigroup, Wal-Mart and several other stocks on Cramer's mind.
Holiday spending can get out of hand in a hurry, forcing many families to start the New Year mired in credit card debt, so hard times warrant a harder look at your budget.
Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.
Wal-Mart Stores announced Friday that Mike Duke will succeed Lee Scott as president and chief executive officer of the company.
One of the biggest coups, and an area of the sport in which the UFC may have been beaten to the punch, so to speak, is the collectibles business, where Markham, Ontario-based startup Round 5 this month is releasing its second series of figurines bearing the likeness of some of MMA's top stars.
You know it's been a bad Wall Street session when Cramer starts off his "Stop Trading" segment with the blunt comment, "This is a horrible market." He goes on to list the various factors: insurers, banks, retail and minerals (he didn't even mention the autos!).
Gift cards used to offer shoppers the perfect holiday punt: You could avoid the mall and still be a hero for giving a great gift. But the crazy discounts that have resulted from the downturn in spending have changed the playing field and gift-card sales are expected to fall for the first time in five years.
From rings on QVC to toys on Amazon, retailers are increasingly using video to sell their products on the Web. But today's Web videos are going far beyond product demos: Can we interest you in a virtual salesperson or a zombie video?!
If a company offers a strongly branded product for 40 percent off the suggested price, it sets up a perception in the customer’s mind that the product should be offered at that lower price all the time.
Follow these rules to make sure your credit card information stays safe this holiday season.
If you're in the camp that thinks giving a gift card at the holidays is a bit of a cop-out, retailers have upped the ante this holiday season by rolling out some that put the "gift" in gift card.
As the G-20 meets in Washington, there is a lot of parsing of commentary from attending politicians.
In the market for a new tube? with electronics stores begging for business, flat-screen prices are falling fast.
Throw out the old rule book. This year, the stakes are different for retailers, says Global Hunter Securities Consumer Strategist Richard Hastings. He predicts retail sales will contract between 6 percent and 8 percent, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy.
The desire to splurge on children at the holidays tends to make toys somewhat recession-proof. Still, with Mom and Dad watching their budgets more closely, toymakers are rolling out items at a wider range of price points to snag sales.
The NASDAQ broke the old closing low of 1505.90. We did not break the old closing low of 848.92 on the S&P set on October 27th, but we are very close. Let's not quibble.
When times get tough, women cut back on spending on themselves first. So when it comes to the holiday party — if there is one — this year, more women are rummaging through their closet, borrowing or buying secondhand instead of buying a new party dress.
With a rising consumer interest in the fantasy sports marketplace (7% over the past five years in the United States and Canada), I wanted to focus on some of the key trends that will serve as discussion points over the next 1-3 years.