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  • Stocks Are Mixed After Paulson Remarks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims, and raised outlooks from Dow components DuPont and Wal-Mart.

  • Retail Sales: There Is Some Good News Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    March retail same store sales were weak, outside of discounters. Remember companies and analysts have been aggressively taking down first quarter estimates for over a month (as well as same store sales), but companies like JC Penney, Target, Gap, Abercrombie, and Kohls were all notably below expectations on same store sales.

  • Lehman "Hunkering Down" For Tough Times Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    The dollar is weak again; Band of England lowered rates, but Europe has been weak right from the open and that weakness has spilled over into our futures. Elsewhere: 1) March retail sales were again fairly sluggish...

  • A Circuit City store in Richmond, Virginia.

    I was listening to the Circuit City conference call this morning and one headline really jumped out. Management said that the company is "assuming a recession in the first half of the year and a soft economy in the second half."

  • Stocks Fall on Recession Fears Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Plus, Intel drags down tech, breaking news from American Airlines and UPS and much more.

  • What's Driving Online Retail? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 6:03 PM ET

    Is online retail the only avenue of real growth in this sector? Keep in mind that this part of the market still only represents 7 percent of overall sales. But online retail is bigger than ever. Internet sales are benefitting from the same headwinds that that are hurting sales at brick and mortars.

  • Weak Retail Sales May Spur More Profit Warnings Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

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  • Eye in The Sky (Or Anywhere You Need It) Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    Want to monitor the security cameras at headquarters while you're having dinner at home? Want to keep an eye on the kids while you're at your desk? Now you can. Richard Soloway, chairman and chief executive of Napco, explains his new service, i-See Video.

  • When you're stressed, do you hit the bar or hit the gym? Do you drink whiskey or wheatgrass? Lululemon Athletica's incoming CEO Christine Day says that one strategic advantage of the high-priced yoga wear line is that during an economic downturn, people choose things to relieve that stress--like working out.

  • Euro Zone Retail Sales Fall, Spark Economy Worries Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    Euro zone retail sales turned out much weaker than expected in February, contracting on the back of falls in Germany and Spain and reinforcing concerns about the outlook for economic growth.

  • Lululemon Finds "Mantra" In A Niche Market Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 1:09 PM ET

    Revenge is bittersweet for Lululemon Athletica. Short interest in the stock is at 21 percent of the float right now and today's rally may have something to do with short covering. That said, investors who subscribe to Credit Suisse analyst Paul Lejeuz's thinking (his rating is outperform) would say that this yoga wear company has earned the right to a rally.

  • Web Site Offers Risk-Free Stock Trading Experience Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    If you ever find yourself concerned about which investment advice to follow, or wish you could tap the collective wisdom of lots of smart investors, well, now you can. Michael Reich, CEO of UpDown.com explains.

  • Powerade Flava23

    LeBron James' stint with Coca-Cola can best be described as moderately interesting. Five and half years ago, the brand signed the high school phenom and number one draft pick to a six-year deal and assigned him to its Sprite and Powerade brands

  • German Retail Sales Post Surprise Drop in February Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 3:38 AM ET

    German retail sales fell unexpectedly by 1.6 percent month-on-month in real terms in February, the largest fall in nine months, as inflationary pressures in the food sector discouraged spending.

  • Woody Allen v. Dov Charney Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 6:05 PM ET

    American Apparel's t-shirts and clothing better continue selling like hotcakes... because the legal bills at this retailer/manufacturer must be astronomical. Now, filmmaker and iconic NY curmudgeon Woody Allen has filed a $10 million lawsuit against American Apparel...

  • Starting up a clothing business during an economic downturn is a challenge. These days having experienced navigating the tumultuous foreign exchange, commodity markets and consumer spending obstacles is probably of more use than years spent in fashion design school!

  • Inditex 2007 Profit Rises 25%, New Year Sales Robust Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 3:44 AM ET

    Inditex, Europe's biggest clothing retailer and owner of the Zara chain, reported a 25 percent jump in 2007 net profit on Monday and gave healthy sales figures for the new year so far.

  • Penney’s Warning Adds to Retail Gloom Saturday, 29 Mar 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Over the last year, J. C. Penney rolled out a powerful new marketing campaign, but consumers are not biting. Friday, J. C. Penney sharply cut its earnings forecast for the first three months of the year, blaming the tough economy.

  • Retail Debate: Is The Worst Over Or Not? Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 1:20 PM ET

    So plenty of debate on the retailers as JC Penney lowers estimates. The crux of the debate is, is this the worst for the year? Lehman Brothers thinks so, in a note to clients a short while ago they said, "we are optimistic that 1Q08 represents the low point of the year as we expect inventory levels to improve throughout 2008."

  • J.C. Penney Cuts Profit Outlook, Citing Weak Sales Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 10:05 AM ET
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    J.C. Penney lowered its first-quarter earnings forecast, saying sales through the Easter holiday were "well below expectations."