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  • Smorgasbord of Stock Picks for a Stable Portfolio Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Two top traders offered a mixed bag of stocks, across several sectors, to help investors prepare for market turbulence in the week ahead.

  • Inflation Worries Hammer German Retail Sales Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:02 AM ET

    German retail sales posted their steepest decline in October since a value-added tax increase sent them plunging at the start of the year, in a sign that consumers are increasingly worried about higher energy and food prices.

  • Tesco US Could See Sales of $10 Billion Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 3:27 AM ET
    Tesco

    British grocer Tesco could position its Fresh & Easy chain among the top 10 supermarket retailers in the United States by 2015, with U.S. sales of $10 billion, TNS Retail Forward saidin a report on Thursday.

  • J. Crew Profit Beats Estimates; Shares Leap Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 5:21 PM ET

    J. Crew Group reported quarterly net profit that topped Wall Street estimates, helped by a 21 percent rise in revenue, and it raised its outlook for the fiscal year.

  • Consumers Seen Rejecting 'Green Christmas' Trend Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:40 PM ET

    U.S. retailers may be touting their environmental-friendliness this year, but just about the only "green" in evidence for the holidays is in the usual Christmas decorations.

  • Market Bottomed Out? Yes (Bulls) No (Bears) Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 9:20 AM ET

    So is this is a tradable bottom or just a head fake? Bulls point to the still-huge short position in financials, the large cash positions, and the hopes that the strength of the rally will suck in other players looking for a last year-end play to add a point or two to their bottom line profits.

  • Market Rally Holds: "Last Hour Sell Off Spell" Broken? Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:23 PM ET

    The rally held. This was an important day, a day where the "sell in the last hour" juggernaut was broken, at least for the moment. There are many reasons, but short covering is the key: 1) Short covering in financials.

  • U.S. Car Buyers: What's Giving Them The "Jitters?" Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    As we wrap up this year, we are close to seeing U.S. auto sales fall to their lowest point in nine years. It has me wondering about what's spooking vehicle buyers? Is it the economy? Is this simply the natural ebb and flow of demand for new cars, trucks and SUV's?

  • US Online Shoppers Set Record 'Cyber Monday' Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:52 AM ET

    U.S. online shoppers spent a record $733 million in a single day on "Cyber Monday," according to market research firm comScore.

  • After spending all of Friday and much of this holiday weekend at the largest mall on the East Coast, I have to say that the holiday traffic wasn't bursting the mall at its seams but it seemed healthy. On Friday alone, the King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania, had between 170,000 to 175,000 shoppers walking and shopping its stores.

  • Oprah's Favorite Things, Cramer's Favorite Stocks Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    The best stock picks for the holiday season don't come from Cramer. 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.

  • It's Official: Markets Are In Correction Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    A late-day selloff pushed the major stock averages down 10% from their highs, meaning the market is now officially in a correction.

  • Yahoo Can't Cope with Cyber Monday Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET
    Yahoo

    News doesn't get worse than this for a company like Yahoo. On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down.

  • Online Retailers Expect Strong Sales This Holiday Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 3:28 PM ET

    Cyber Monday may not be the biggest day for online shopping, but it certainly gets the most attention. Here's what the experts are telling CNBC about how sales are going so far.

  • Watch For Young, Rich Retail Stocks Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 2:08 PM ET

    A retailers ability to attract youth and wealth can make their stock all the more attractive to investors according to Christine Chen, vice president of equity research for specialty retailing at Needham and Company.

  • Online Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Retailers are hoping last week's strong start to the holiday shopping season at malls and stores translates into a busy buying season online, which officially begins Monday. A number of retailers are hosting one-day sales or special offers for the occasion. Internet research firm comScore estimated online sales may exceed $700 million.

  • 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Gets Costly Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 8:20 AM ET

    While the origins of the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" may be a mystery, one thing is certain: It's getting more costly to buy your true love all the items mentioned.

  • Season-Long Betting Favorites Blow It Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:12 AM ET

    Both the "can't miss" betting favorites went down this weekend. First, Kansas -- which closed as a one-point favorite against Missouri -- lost by eight points.  Up until Saturday night's loss, Kansas had covered 10 straight games (their Sept. 8 game against SE Louisiana did not have a spread). According to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com, the odds of a team doing that were 1,024-to-1.

  • Shoppers Jam Stores, Giving Cheer to Retailers Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 12:50 PM ET

    Shoppers jammed stores before dawn Friday to grab discounted TVs, toys and clothing for the official start of the holiday season, expected to be the weakest retail showing in five years.

  • Web Deals Kick Off Holiday Shopping Season Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 12:36 PM ET

    The U.S. holiday shopping season kicked off Thursday even before the turkey was carved, as retailers, worried that gift buying may slow this year, posted special deals on their Web sites on Thanksgiving day.