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The Wall Street Journal reported that a Wal-Mart employee was fired for recording phone calls with a New York Times reporter last month. And now, the man claims he was part of a more elaborate corporate espionage scheme. Labor and privacy experts joined “Street Signs” to analyze the case. David Garland, co-chair of the employment and labor group at Sills Cummis, explained to CNBC's Erin Burnett that at times, employees will go too far when snooping for the company...
The Landor Breakaway Brands Study identifies a list of 10 brands every year that have grown and been transformed through excellence in brand building. These are brands that have achieved the most meaningful improvements in brand health and subsequently in business value. Because investments in brand building take time to be realized, the study looks at the growth of brands over a three-year period.
Best Buy pulled further ahead of consumer electronics retail rival Circuit City, reporting an 18.5% rise in its fourth-quarter profit while Circuit City swung to a loss.
Our partners at the Wall Street Journal report details today of an ongoing corporate espionage case that Wal-Mart initially said involved just one rogue employee who overstepped his bounds when it came to investigating threats to the company.
Hey folks. Here's our recap for the today with leaderbaord, most active stocks and our trivia questions. The video is provided by the crew at "Power Lunch." The video trivia question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Industrial & Commercial Bank of China posted a jump of how much in 2006 profits? And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks...
Circuit City Stores said it swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter loss, hurt by store closing charges and slower sales growth related to a decline in flat-panel television prices and uneven demand for computer hardware.
Hi folks. Here's a look at the stocks you are buying and trading. The best performing trades by % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close were: Valhi : If you bought on Monday at $14.90 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $17.93, the contestant gained 20.34% on the trade. Valhi gained almost 13% Monday and Tuesday, followed with another 20% gain...
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts will still consider a bid for Australia's Coles Group, despite a $16 billion offer for the retailer by conglomerate Wesfarmers, sources familiar with the situation said.
Best Buy and Circuit City Stores each report earnings Wednesday. Which tech-toy titan will prove the victor tomorrow -- and in the future? Analysts from Piper Jaffray and UBS Securities joined CNBC's Bill Griffeth to pick their winner -- though both firms look attractive.
Our celeb stock players seem to be getting the hang of "making money." All but two of them saw gains Monday (even Johnny Bench!). Ernie Hudson had the biggest "up" percentage--gaining 1.01% or just a little over $10k. Only Chris Gardner, down a minisucle 0.01% or $80.00 and Wille Garson, down a bigger .058% or $5,600, came out on the losing end.
Here's a look at best and worst when it comes to stock trade performance. First Data makes an appearance (best) while Opnext shows up, for the first time, as a "not so good trade." Most actives have the usual suspects as does most widely held.
Australia's Wesfarmers shook up the bidding for Coles Group by taking a stake in theunderperforming retailer, positioning itself for a potential $16 billion takeover.
Expensive accessories have long been status symbols of the wealthy. But five-figure handbags are in a class by themselves. As women search for something original and exclusive, the "it" bag has arrived, and the prices are more astronomical than ever.
In the fifth installment of Cramer's "Benefit of the Doubt" series, he applauds two CEOs who have long been loathed by Wall Street analysts. These guys are running their businesses for profit, and that earns them Cramer's trust.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.
The wildly successful fashion-for-the-masses retailer opened its first higher-price range store in a hot section of London and has a new Madonna collection to boot.
The current trend of heavy M&A activity shows little sign of abating and investors could be set for another week of deals dominated by private equity groups. Last week saw bid approaches for Spanish airline Iberia, British drug retailer Alliance Boots and publicly traded British hedge fund Man Group.
Mattel Showcase Slideshow for the Toy Fair, New York 2007
Hey folks. We have a guest blogger today--Jeff Mishlove. You may have seen him on the "How To Win" program on the contest, giving his picks, which have turned up some pretty good ones (Jo-Ann Stores for example). I asked Jeff to write down a few thoughts and he came up with what follows. He talks about his strategy--the "short squeeze" and how it works. Pretty good reading if you ask me.
Here's what's happening in "Trading With The Stars." Our most active celebs lost the most money, and in some cases--fell lower in the standings as of the close on Wednesday. The biggest upward movement was seen by celebs who made no transactions or very few. Stephen Collins is still on top, followed by Jonathan Tucker. Johnny Bench moved out of last (good for Johnny--maybe he'll stay out of there for a while!)
Hi folks. Here a look at the latest stock performance. Quick turnarounds seem to be paying off for several stocks, but obviously, not all. Downgrades and business news (see Beazer Homes below) certainly affect what's happening. Note the "replacements" at the S&P in the first paragraph. Okay, here are the stats with some notes on why the stocks are where they are.