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  • Costco, BJ's Profits Rise on Strong February Sales Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 8:00 AM ET
    A Costco employee pulls shopping charts at a Costco Wholesale store.

    Costco Wholesale quarterly profits and better-than-expected February sales Wednesday as the warehouse clubs attracted bargain-hunting U.S. shoppers looking for deals on food and fuel.

  • Pricier Food, Gas Expected to Hamper Retail Sales Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    U.S. retailers are set to report gloomy February sales later this week as stormy weather and signs of inflation deterred shoppers from stocking up on spring merchandise.

  • Same Store Sales: What To Look For On Thursday Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    Find me an analyst or an investor who's excited about this week's same store sales results. Literally, the expectations are so low for this first month of the first quarter, that any indication of a rosier March may cause volatility around share prices when the nation's biggest stores report same store sales results for the month of February on this Thursday.

  • I like to think that we inspire some good debates on this blog. Sometimes I think I know what I'm talking about, like how well Will Ferrell's "Semi Pro" is going to do, and you show in the poll that plenty of you thought the movie would pull in less than $100 million gross. With the movie's measly take on opening weekend, look who's laughing now.

  • Sensei: Turn Your Phone Into a Health Partner Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Are the Internet and your PDA or cell phone the future of health and wellness? A new company called Sensei thinks so.

  • Walgreen February Same-Store Sales Rise 8.2% Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:04 AM ET
    Walgreens Store

    Walgreen Tuesday posted an 8.3 percent increase in February sales at stores open at least a year, as an extra day in the month due to leap year and strong Valentine's Day sales overshadowed a decline in flu-related prescriptions.

  • Chicago Board Options Exchange

    I've just started to watch the Cubs season ticket auction on the team's web site. If you haven't heard, the Cubs created 71 new seats at Wrigley and today, they started auctioning them off on a season basis.

  • CNBC's Wealth in America Survey Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    Americans have turned dramatically negative on the economy, the stock market and housing over the past three months, a new CNBC Wealth in America Survey finds.

  • Americans Sour on Stocks, Housing and the Economy Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    Americans have turned dramatically negative on the economy, the stock market and housing over the past three months, a new CNBC Wealth in America Survey finds.

  • Eddie Lampert, Chairman of Sears and hedge fund king, has asked for Wall Street to think of him as the underestimated comeback quarterback of the Giants. So is Eddie Lampert the Eli Manning of retail?

  • Dell Quarterly Profit Falls; Results Short of Forecasts Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 5:25 PM ET
    Dell Laptops

    Dell posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cautioned that customers may rein in spending, sending its shares lower in extended trading.

  • Gap's Net Climbs 21% Amid Fewer Markdowns Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 5:07 PM ET
    Gap

    Gap said its net rose 21 percent, in line with expectations, as its apparel stores offered fewer price markdowns amid a makeover to stimulate sales.

  • Rasta Imposta Will Be Selling These "Semi-Pro" items

    New Line Cinema has done almost everything right with its promotion of Will Ferrell’s “Semi-Pro,” the story of the fictional ABA player Jackie Moon that hits theatres tomorrow. So much so that Moon is more relevant in the sports business world today than LeBron James.

  • Dell's "Hell" Ready To Become A Bit of Heaven? Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    It's clear that Michael Dell's honeymoon period is over, and that investors are looking for tangible results from the turnaround strategy he has implemented since returning to his namesake company as CEO. The question though is whether this is merely a dead-cat bounce, or whether Dell is truly beginning to turn things around.

  • Yao Ming's Injury Could Send Reebok Reeling Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Dragon ATR Elite II

    It was 31 months ago that adidas bought Reebok for $3.8 billion. What adidas was essentially doing was buying the U.S. market that had always challenged them. Reebok had a 20 percent share of that market and the combination of the two would lead, presumably, to a legitimate fight with Nike.

  • Quarterlife Leaps from Web to NBC TV Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    A new hour-long show called "Quarterlife," debuting tonight on NBC, will be the first-ever show produced and shot for the Internet to air on network TV.

  • Retail Earnings: I'm Keeping My Eye On Them Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    I'm still following the retail earnings week reports and will be updating on the latest from the company conference calls throughout the day. Most of my attention this afternoon though will go toward anchoring the 3 pm hour of the "Closing Bell." I'm filling in today and tomorrow. Keep an eye on retail detail on Wednesday and Thursday though!

  • Target Profit Falls as Consumers Stick to Basics Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 8:39 AM ET
    Target

    Target Tuesday reported a lower quarterly profit after its shoppers spurned purchases of higher-margin merchandise like clothes in favor of necessities, like food and health-care items.

  • Australia's Woolworths First-Half Profit Jumps 28% Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 6:53 PM ET

    Woolworths, Australia's largest supermarket chain, beat forecasts with a 28.1 percent jump in first-half profit on strong growth in food and liquor sales, and outlined plans to ramp up investment in its stores.

  • Nordstrom

    Nordstrom reported fourth-quarter earnings of $212 million, or 92 cents a share, beating the mean estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Financial of 88 cents.

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