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  • Contest Stocks: Closer Look At Revlon Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 2:47 PM ET

    Revlon keeps appearing on the most active and widely held lists of the contest. Here's a bit of a breakdown on the stock. What is Revlon? "Revlon, Inc. conducts its business through its direct wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and its subsidiaries (Products Corporation), which manufactures, markets and sells an array

  • Celeb Moneymaker Holds Again--Collins Goes Wild! Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 11:18 AM ET
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    Champion poker player Chris Moneymaker widens his lead in first place to more than $150K with the sale of Adtran which was up 6.16% Tuesday--as actor Willie Garson lost over $20k on Seagate Technology--which was down 1.73% Tuesday. And actor Stephen Collins decided to take time off from his acting career--to make more buys and sells than everyone on Wall Street (I'm making this last sentence up--but as you will see, it's not that far off!).

  • How To Win: Contest Picks From Experts Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 12:11 PM ET

    In case you missed it, here's a video portion of Friday night's "How To Win" program on the million dollar portfolio challenge. The show got right to the picks from the analysts, so I will do the same. Notice a bit of a theme--earnings reports coming out this week. Also, there are a couple of "bigger" names like Google and McDonald's to chose from.

  • U.S. retail sales rose a slightly more-than-expected 0.7% in March in part on higher gasoline prices, a Commerce Department report on Monday showed.

  • Pet Interest Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 6:01 PM ET
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    Americans will spend more than $40 billion this year keeping their pets healthy and happy.  As the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show crowns a champion in New York Tuesday, the pet industry is bigger than ever. And companies from Target to Colgate-Palmolive are looking to profit by getting their paws in the business.

  • Sector Analysis: Diversification Becomes "Mantra" Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 10:18 AM ET

    Folks--here's a sector breakdown from our crack analystical team on what's happening with the stocks you contestants are buying. And there's been a "sea change"  for sure. The analyses run through 3/28, found that over 50% of the leaders' trades occurred in retail and technology. But the current analysis--run from 3/29 - 4/10, shows that the contest leaders are now much more diversified with the top group only comprising 8.07%.

  • Stock Update: The Best And Worst Of Your Trades Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    Hey folks. Here's a look at the contest stocks making "news."  The best performing stocks seemed to gain steam from takover news. Worst performers lost on earnings. The most actives remain mostly the same--except for the appearance of Charter Comm. Again, "Mad Money's Jim Cramer seems to have had an affect there. Take a look:

  • KKR Group May Seek Partner for Coles Bid Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 12:53 AM ET

    A Kohlberg Kravis Roberts-led consortium pursuing Australian retailer Coles Group is considering partnering with a listed company in its bid, which could make the offer more tax efficient for Coles shareholders.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Most Active, "How To Win" Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 4:09 PM ET

    Hey everyone. Here's a recap of today from the leaderboard, to the most active and widely held stocks and the trivia questions. Also--don't forget to send in your emails for tomorrow (Friday) night's "How To Win" contest show. Have your questions read on the air and get the answers you need. Send them to millions@cnbc.com. The video here is from the "Power Lunch" crew. "How to Win" airs tomorrow night at 7 PM EST ONLY on CNBC-TV.

  • An early Easter and strong demand for clothing boosted U.S. retail sales in March, but rising gasoline prices and a soft housing market cast doubts about spending in coming months, according to data published by SpendingPulse.

  • Same Stocks Dominate Most Active And Widely Held Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    Here's our look at stock performance from the most recent contest trading sessions. Stock upgrades and same sales reports, as well as earnings numbers had an affect. "Mad Money's" Jim Cramer seemed to have had an impact as well, on one of the most actives-- as you can see. Familiar names still dominate most active and widely held stocks.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Most Active and Bonus Bucks Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 2:55 PM ET

    Here's a re-cap of standings--from the leaderboard, most active, and the day's trivia questions. We'll start there first. The video is from the "Power Lunch" crew. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Today, the Yen hit all time lows against what major currency? And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: Citigroup unveiled a new restructuring plan this morning that will eliminate how many jobs?

  • Celeb Moneymaker "Bets" His Way To The Top! Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 10:50 AM ET
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    World champion poker player Chris Moneymaker is number one in Trading With The Stars! He knocks Willie Garson out of first place--taking the lead for the SECOND time in the competition. He was number one back on April 3rd. (thanks to producer Lori Spechler for pointing this out). BUT is it a "bluff?"--only $2,590.29 separates the two players. So, there could be more trading places in the days ahead. Here's a breakdown:

  • Shoppers check out at a newly-opened Target store near Royersford, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. Discount retailer Target Corp. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit rose 16 percent, beating analyst expectations as its sales rose 11 percent. (AP Photo/George Widman)

    Discount retailer Target said that it expects sales at its stores open at least a year to decline 2% to 4% in April due to the earlier timing of Easter. March same store sales increased 12%.

  • Contest Stocks: CMGI Loses One Of Its Top Spots Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    Okay, here's a look at the stocks making noise. We focused a bit yesterday on CMGI becasuse it was on top of both the most active and widely held lists. But--that changed as you will see. The best performing trades By % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close: United Rentals (URI): If you bought on Monday at $27.55 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $32.36..

  • Pricier Jeans Help Boost Levi Strauss Quarter Profit 61% Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 9:50 AM ET
    A group of girls all wearing jeans walk in front of the Levi's store on Union Square in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Levi Strauss & Co. is expected to release quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Levi Strauss & Co. reported a 61% rise in quarterly net profit on Tuesday, as higher-priced denim and apparel boosted sales for the iconic brand.

  • Banana 'Gore-Tex' Pack May Alter Snack Retail Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    Chiquita Brands has a new packaging twist for its bananas, and the produce company is betting you’ll buy single bananas at candy-bar prices, at your local convenience store. Greg Bauer, vice president of GEN3 -- Chiquita's partner in the packaging venture -- revealed secrets behind the new version of nature's treat, on "Power Lunch."

  • Guest Blogger Mishlove: My Picks For The Week Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 10:36 AM ET

    Hi folks. Here's guest blogger Jeff Mishlove with his contest stock picks for most of the week (he'll have Friday's later on as he says). Be sure you read through and remember as Jeff says, this is not a buy and hold strategy--for longer than one day. Here's Jeff:

  • Celeb Garson Holds Lead But Collins Moves Up Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 10:03 AM ET
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    Willie Garson proves himself as a celeb to beat, and holds the lead for the 3rd straight day in Trading With The Stars. There was a "flip flop" (no politicians here) of sorts as actor Stephen Collins replaced champion poker player Chris Moneymaker in the second spot--and Chris is in third. All the other celebs are holding their previous places. Actor James Cromwell is showing...

  • Australia's Coles Expects Rival Bid, Shares Jump Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 12:42 AM ET

    A bidding war is looming for Australia's Coles Group after the company said a Kohlberg Kravis Roberts-led consortium was confident of topping a $16.1 billion bid for theretailer, hoisting its shares to a record.