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  • Stock Trade Update: Best, Worst And More Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    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.

  • A $45K Bag By Any Other Name Would Not Sell As Sweet Saturday, 31 Mar 2007 | 1:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Hated by the Street, Loved by Cramer Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 6:27 PM ET

    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.

  • H&M Looks Smart Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 4:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Preview: M&A Surge to Continue, U.S. Economy in Focus Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    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.

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    Mattel Showcase Slideshow for the Toy Fair, New York 2007

  • Guest Blogger: Jeff Mishlove On "The Short Squeeze" Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Celebs Find Success In Buy And Hold Strategy!! Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    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!)

  • Stocks: Which Ones Are Paying Off...And Not Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 10:08 AM ET

    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.

  • Circuit City Shares Higher On Restructuring Plans Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    Circuit City Stores  said it will explore options including a sale for its Canadian unit InterTAN Inc. and cut about 3,400 store associate jobs as the retailer tries to improve its financial performance.

  • Celebs Like Choices As Gold Moves Up Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    Judy Gold is moving on up in the "Trading With The Stars" portion of our Million Dollar Portfolio contest. She's now in 4th place--up two spots from 6th. Judy's holding of SSRI, seems to be paying off. the leader--Stephen Collins remains in the top spot--followed by Jonathan Tucker and Chris Moneymaker. Most of the stars stayed away from making many trades Tuesday, except for Willie Garson...

  • Strong Sales Boost Sainsbury Ahead of Possible Bid Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 7:13 AM ET

    British grocer J. Sainsbury topped fourth-quarter sales forecasts on Wednesday and said its recovery plan was ahead of target, which analysts said strengthened its hand ahead of a possible takeover bid.

  • Woolworths Profits Slumps 74%, Trade Still Tough Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 3:42 AM ET

    British sweets-to-DVDs retailer Woolworths reported a 74% drop in annual pretax profit on Wednesday, saying the new financial year began positively but the retail environment would remain challenging.

  • Target Reaffirms Sales Outlook For March Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    Target  reaffirmed late Monday that it will meet its same-store sales growth goal of 11% to 13% for March.

  • Furniture maker and retailer Ethan Allen Interiors  forecast quarterly earnings below analysts' expectations on Monday, citing a challenging economic environment for home furnishings retail.

  • Friday's "How To Win"  Contest Stock Picks Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 9:23 AM ET

    Good morning all. We hope you were able to watch Friday night's "How To Win" contest program. But if not, or even if you did, I'll re-cap some of the show in blog posts today. We'll start with some of the picks--I'm sure you'd like to know what the experts were hot about. So far, there are 443,291 contest registrations to date.

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    Bookseller Borders Group, in a significant strategy shift, said on Thursday that it would close nearly half of its Waldenbooks stores, weigh options for its international units, and start selling books through its own Web site.

  • Latest Stock Update-Most Active And Best Returns Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Here's a look at what stocks were active, good and bad, on Wednesday's close. FMT remains popular with contestants--with apparent good reason, as you can see on the return percentage listings. The subprime "crisis" real or not-may be effecting buys. CMGI, REV and SIRI remain among the most active and widely held. Registered contests: 394,948.

  • Next's profit tops forecast, plans stores overhaul Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 7:51 AM ET

    Next, Britain's second largest clothing retailer, beat forecasts with a 6.5% rise in annual profit on Thursday and said it expected its falling like-for-like sales to improve this year.