Retail Sales


  • "Mall Rats" On Endangered Species List? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 10:27 AM ET

    So you've heard all the pundits/writers/retail investors (including me) talk about traffic declining at malls across the country. While that is widely read as a sign that shoppers are heading to the malls less and shopping less frequently, I had an interesting conversation with an analyst who thinks that might not actually be the case.

  • RadioShack Swings to Profit, Despite Sales Decline Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    Radioshack Headquarters

    RadioShack reported a third quarter profit on Monday against a year-earlier loss, but its sales continued to fall amid intense competition in the electronics sector.

  • Attention, Holiday Shoppers: Big Discounts Predicted Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    Get ready for an onslaught of holiday bargains. Almost three-quarters of chief marketing officers expect U.S. retailers to offer more discounts and promotions this holiday than last year, to entice shoppers who are being squeezed by the credit crunch, according to a survey released Monday by BDO Seidman.

  • Speculation Friday: Tread Carefully Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 11:28 AM ET

    The footwear maker Skechers has a bit of a sketchy record, but Cramer thinks it could be turning the corner. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • "American Gangster"--starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe--is one of the most highly anticipated Oscar contenders. It's not hitting theaters until a week from today, November 2nd, but it's already available on Manhattan's piracy central, Canal Street, and in downtown Los Angeles.

  • “Power Lunch” is at the Mall of America outside Minneapolis/St. Paul, to look at alternative energy and consumer activity -- and a surprise definition for "retail stocks." Here's what some of the guests on the program are saying.

  • Taco Bell WS Coverage: Way Out Of Base Paths Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 10:15 AM ET
    Tacoby Shellsbury T-Shirt

    A World Series game broke out in the middle of a Taco Bell commercial last night. In case you didn’t hear, Jacoby Ellsbury stole a base in the bottom of the fourth last night. Two innings later, Fox flashed to a conversation the night before between Royce Clayton and Ellsbury where they discussed the promotion. Then to the stolen base.

  • Retailers: 'Must Haves' Missing From Stores Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    I feel a bit like I'm on a news version of some struggling teen pop singer tour (don't they always include malls?) Lately I have been spending a lot of time in stores. Yesterday it was Costco in Clifton, NJ. In the past month work has sent me to: a New York City Best Buy, a Miami-area Wal-Mart, two malls in New Jersey and one on Long Island. That's just a few.

  • David Ortiz: My Interview With "Big Papi" Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 3:47 PM ET
    David Ortiz

    Right before his big Game 1 performance last night, I sat down with the most marketable player on the Red Sox--David Ortiz. With the big bat and the great smile, he's the guy everyone wants to hug. This 31-year-old from the Dominican Republic has the most to gain if the team wins its second title in four years.

  • Apple's Leopard & iPhone: Could News Get Any Better? Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    This is a big couple of days for Apple; as if the company's blockbuster earnings at the beginning of the week wasn't big enough news on its own. Friday will bring the official release of the company's highly anticipated, and delayed operating system "Leopard."

  • A Retail Stock Actually Worth Buying Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:00 AM ET

    Times are tough for the retail and apparel stocks. But VF Corp. sticks out to Cramer as a lone buy in a sea of sell, sell, sells.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Motorola Beats Street And BofA Cuts Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Futures trading up as Motorola beat expectations and guided upward while EMC was in line and both are up nicely pre-open. There's strength in Europe, strength in Asia, third Quarter GDP in China rose 11.5%. That was in line with expectations. Chinese stocks are the only major market down in Asia, down 5%, probably on worries that more rate hikes are likely.

  • Amazon Beats Street But There's No Parade Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    After months of run-up, and a big, 9% move today, the pressure was on Amazon to beat, and beat big. The company did beat. The 19 cents was a penny better than the Street expected. And revenue also came in a little stronger than expected.

  • International Investing: India Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:25 PM ET

    India possesses a diverse economy that ranges from traditional village farming to advanced technology. Its major challenge is a huge and growing population, posing social, economic and environmental problems.

  • Amazon: The Focus Is On Profit Margins Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

    Amazon reports earnings later today and judging by what this stock is doing today, indeed these past several months, it would seem shareholders are hoping for the very best. And betting big that Amazon will deliver.

  • Microsoft's Xbox 360: Has Its Time Finally Arrived? Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Microsoft has momentum as its friend when it comes to the game console business. Finally. Halo 3 has been like a magic elixir for Xbox 360, by some measures tripling console sales in the wake of the title's release, and for the first time, Microsoft beat sales of Nintendo's Wii during the month of September, selling an average of 105,600 units a week last month.

  • Stock Picks From a 3-Star Fund Manager Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:35 PM ET

    Steven Neimeth, portfolio manager of the SunAmerica Value Fund, sees plenty of positives in this turbulent market. The strategist offered CNBC his view of the economy -- and named the stocks he likes.

  • iCache Wants to Evolve Wallets Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Are you shuffling through an array of credit cards, debit cards and loyalty cards every time you approach a cashier? A new device called icache lets you consolidate all your cards into one, plus you get a big boost in security. The device and the company’s President, Jack Harvey, are featured on this week’s “Innovations.”

  • Taking Ads To The Consumers Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    With the advent of TiVo, satellite radio and more distractions than ever - it's hard for advertisers to grab consumers' attention, which is why they're venturing into new territory: The mall.Stores, it turns out, are one of the best places to find a captive audience that is ready to shop.

  • Wanted: Doctor of Wii (You Can Make Some Big Bucks) Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 9:58 AM ET

    Want to make a lot of money? Be the James Andrews of Wii injuries. With 9.3 million Wiis already sold and projected 22.3 million to be sold worldwide by March, the first doctors to advertise as Wii specialists will make a mint. Trust me, I have the worst Wii injury of my life right now and I'm ready to see a Wii doctor.