Retail Sales


  • 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
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    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.

  • Tech, Energy & Retail Stocks Take a Hit Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 10:52 AM ET

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

  • For Retailers, Red Is the New Black Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    Top retail analyst Dana Telsey isn't putting lipstick on this pig.  "This is going to be a bad Christmas," she told CNBC.

  • Introduction: Consumer Reports Holiday Special Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    Tips and advice for how to shop smart this holiday season, including how to spot the best deals and more.

  • The Loser List Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | 7:20 PM ET

    The worst of the worst products, as decided by Consumer Reports.

  • Five Tips For Happy Gift Returning Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

    What you need to know before you return a thing this season.

  • Outlook: Ho, Ho, Horrible Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    Retail traffic has slowed to a crawl as consumers shut their wallets, caught in the paralyzing grip of tightened credit, rising unemployment and falling home values. It may take a miracle to save retailers this Christmas.

  • Four Things to Know About Gift Cards Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 9:45 PM ET

    Gift cards are not free money, especially if you don't use them right away.

  • Borders Shares Plummet as Loss Widens Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Bookseller Borders says its third-quarter loss widened because of falling sales, falling short of analyst estimates.

  • Steve & Barry's: R.I.P. Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    As I ready to make my sports biz predictions for 2009, I look back at my predictions from last year. One stands out. Steve & Barry's Will Be Acquired.