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  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Jones Group: Broken Stock or Broken Company? Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 6:44 PM ET

    To find out, Cramer tries this apparel maker's stock on for size.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 6:12 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including retail picks, gaming stocks and railway bets.

  • Believe Retail, Not Govt Data?     Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 5:10 PM ET

    Retailers blew the estimates out of the water today and the stocks soared. So should investors focus on jobs data or these retail numbers? Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, explains.

  • Reality Check after Retail Stocks Climb Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 2:49 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a sale sign at 5 7 9 clothing store at Randhurst Shopping Center  in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    ADP numbers and better-than-expected June retail sales across the board put a smile back on retail investors’ faces today. So is it time to break out the champagne?

  • Fashion with a Function Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    Consumers are seeking out fashion that serves a function. From shoes that tone to fabrics that resist dirt and odors, more and more, clothes have to perform as beautifully as they look.“When you look at the quest to get the consumer to buy, differentiating yourself from the competition is the goal," said Marshall Cohen, chief industry analyst for market research company NPD Group. "Retailers are finding different ways and reasons to get consumers to buy again.” In the wake of the recession, cons

    Consumers are seeking out fashion that serves a function. From shoes that tone to fabrics that resist dirt and odors, more and more, clothes have to perform as beautifully as they look.

  • Swimwear Debuts from Resort 2012 Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Chris Benz all added swimwear to each of their resort collections for the very first time this year. Blame it on the tough retail climate, says Catherine Moellering, executive vice president of Donegar’s Tobe unit. “It’s not totally surprising that we’re seeing this,” Moellering says. She notes many other designers are expanding their brands to other retail categories and cited Tory Burch, who recently entered eyewear category, as an example. It’s all about driving m

    Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Chris Benz added swimwear to their resort collections for the very first time this year.  Get a taste of the swimwear debut of these three designers.

  • CEO Dads and Their Executive Kids Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. It offers the same satisfaction as helping a child get a leg up in life, bit it also offers the tempting possibility of the family business surviving after dad retires. This holds true whether the business is a feed store, a bait and tackle shop, or a multinational conglomerate.Click ahead and see the CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies

    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. Here are some CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies.

  • Cramer: This Phenomenon Is Not Going Away Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host weighs in on a popular apparel maker.

  • Gap CEO: 'Keep Your Eye on the Long-Term' Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 3:21 PM ET
    Gap Store

    Long-term Gap shareholders will need to be a little more patient. The nation's largest apparel retailer told investors gathered at the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference in New York Wednesday that some of the actions it plans to take to turn around its business will be apparent by this Christmas holiday season, but most won't come until next year.

  • Widlitz: The Grinch is Coming to a Store Near You Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET

    Even though most consumers are just starting to work on their summer tan, retailers are already plotting how they will convince you come Black Friday that you can’t live without that must-have sweater, over-priced pair of boots or flat screen TV. With rising input costs, food inflation and continued heavy prices at the pump my prediction is The Grinch and Heat Miser will wipe the floor with the Snow Miser.

  • Cramer: These 4 Things Could Fix Market Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    Plus, the "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan" for the days to come.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including whether you should short financials, and which tech names are smart buys, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Fashion Website Asos Gets International Shopper Boost Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:20 AM ET

    Asos, the British fast fashion website which promises cheap versions of celebrities’ outfits within days of them appearing on the red carpet, reported record annual sales Thursday, helped by sales from its recently-launched partner websites in the United States, France and Germany.

  • The Affordable Footwear Act Is a Real Thing Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:19 PM ET

    Apparently this is real: the U.S. Senate introduced a bill today aimed at eliminating the hidden costs included in the price of low-cost and children’s shoes.

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    Higher wages in China could translate into increased costs for Western retailers and trading companies and result in higher prices for American and European consumers, The New York Times reports.

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:52 PM ET

    The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.

  • Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    The upcoming listings of retailers Coach, Prada and Samsonite in Hong Kong are a sign that the future growth of the retail and luxury industry is in China, according to one analyst.

  • Teen Retailer Wars Heat Up     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    Teen retailers, American Eagle and Aeropostale have lost ground lately, but could these beaten down stocks offer an investment opportunity? Liz Dunn, FBR Capital Markets analyst weighs in.

  • Options Action: Ralph Lauren     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:45 PM ET

    Ralph Lauren is off 11.08 today, and not surprisingly has been seeing some unusual options activity, says Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald. "We should have expected that sooner or later rising input costs would have an impact," he says.