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  • 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
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    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.

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Retail: 3 Stocks To Watch Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    Ahead of same-store sales Thursday, discover 3 stocks being watched closely by options trader Jon Najarian!

  • April 2008 Calendar

    A bright but brief relief to retailers will come tomorrow in same store sales figures. The International Council of Shopping Centers is predicting the strongest performance since February. But don’t get too excited--it's all relative.

  • Disney Beats And Iger Speaks--To Me Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:41 AM ET
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    The Walt Disney Company reported another stellar quarter, with earnings of 58 cents per share, blowing away Wall Street's consensus earnings estimate of 51 cents per share, while revenue came in at $8.71 billion, also beating analyst expectations, and up 10 percent over last year.

  • Kobe's Marketing Mojo Returns Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:06 PM ET
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    When Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault almost five years ago, the pitchman in Bryant fell off the face of the earth. Coke, which was using him for Sprite, shelved his ads and replaced him with Lebron James when his contract expired. McDonald's didn't renew him, neither did Nutella and Spalding.

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    Big US retailers are expected to show a slight improvement in April sales on Wednesday, but Wall Street still expects signs of weakness.