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  • Coke And Why It Chose Kobe Bryant For Endorsement Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    After we reported that Kobe Bryant had signed with Vitaminwater, we wanted to hear from the folks at Coca-Cola's Glaceau division as to why they decided to go after Bryant. It was intriguing because Coca-Cola was one of the companies that let Bryant's deal expire following his sexual assault charge about five years ago.

  • Stronger retail sales than expected (ex-auto up 0.5 percent, the best showing since November) has caused an 8-point pop in futures. Elsewhere: 1) Hewlett-Packard's $12.6 b deal for Electronic Data systems ($25.00 a share) is a direct challenge to IBM.

  • Chinese Retail Sales Surge 22% in April on Year Monday, 12 May 2008 | 11:28 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    Chinese retail sales powered ahead in April, providing welcome evidence for policy makers that sturdy domestic demand is taking up slack in the economy left by softening exports.

  • Stop Trading!: Market Shrugs at Recession Talk Monday, 12 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Some of the worst stocks are up Monday despite bad news. Are any of them worth buying?

  • Papa John's Gets Pizza Price Wrong -- Way Wrong Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:49 PM ET
    Lebron James

    As I could have predicted, Papa John's 23-cent pizza idea backfired yesterday. So many people showed up at the 86 stores throughout Ohio that mayhem reportedly ensued. Meant to be a goodwill gesture after a Washington D.C. Papa John's location printed LeBron James "Crybaby 23" shirts for the first round of the playoffs against the Wizards, someone tried to be cute with the "23" and got the decimal point wrong...

  • Disney Teams with Microsoft, HP on 'Dream Home' Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.

  • Consumers Feel Pinched, But Market Isn’t Worried Friday, 9 May 2008 | 4:45 PM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    If energy and food prices continue to surge, consumers aren't going to be able to keep up, which would have a huge impact on the economy -- and stocks.  Still,  the market doesn't seem worried.

  • Sell Block: Coach Gets Sprung Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    Not everything in retail is for sale. Find out why Cramer has changed his mind on this high-end stock.

  • A Pop For Your Portfolio? Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    April same-store sales gave the markets something to chew on Thursday. Could retail add a pop to your portfolio?

  • Stocks Bounce Back; Banks Skid Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from the prior session's slide, led by techs and materials, as techs staged a rebound and materials benefited from higher metal prices. Better-than-expected retail sales also buoyed the market.  Financials declined after federal regulators proposed increased oversight of investment banks.

  • In Retail, Everything Must Go Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    Well, there is at least one stock worth keeping. Find out which company Cramer blessed.

  • Looking for Answers on Oil's Sudden Spike Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:13 PM ET

    Oil prices have soared nearly 10 percent in the past four sessions alone, and CNBC asked the experts for insights and answers.

  • L.L. Cool J put it best: “Don’t call it a comeback!” While the 80s/90s rapper is far from a retail analyst (he does have his only clothing line though), the idea best describes what I took away from same store sales results for the month of April.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • Retail Sales Boost Stocks; Financials Slide Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back Thursday following a sharp drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected monthly sales from Wal-Mart.

  • Retail Stocks Top the Shopping List Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Is the U.S. economy in a recession? Heading for a recession? "No" on both counts, says Frank Cappiello, the chairman and managing director of Montgomery Brothers, Cappiello. And he thinks it's time to think about buying stocks.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • McDonald's Sales Up 5%, Aided by Global Growth Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
    McDonald's

    McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, said on Thursday that sales at restaurants open at least 13 months rose 5 percent globally in April, helped by strong sales in China, Australia and Russia.

  • Costco Sales Rise More than Forecast in April Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:55 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale on Thursday reported an 8-percent increase in overall April sales at stores open at least a year.

  • Australian Jobs Jump in April, Underpin Economy Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:59 PM ET

    Australia employment growth blew past expectations in April, pointing to a still-healthy labor market even as other parts of the economy buckle before higher interest rates and rising living costs.