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  • Stocks turned lower in the final minutes of trading after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.

  • Portugal successfully sold 2-year debt, but at a high price: 5.99 percent. This is for 2-year paper, mind you. The previous cost for 2-year paper was 4.08 percent last September. Longer-dated paper (2014) was sold at a yield of 5.39 percent in January. You wouldn't know there was concern by looking at the Portugese stock market — it's not far from a 52-week high.

  • Retail stocks update: If February same store sales were so strong, how come the S&P Retail Index (RLX) is only up 0.8 percent and is LAGGING the rest of the market? So I have been asked. Here is the answer...

  • On the surface, the retail sales reports were good this morning. February retail same-store sales were up 4.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics, well above expectations of a gain of 3.8 percent. This is good news, but there's a problem: there's fewer and fewer retailers reporting monthly numbers.

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    Despite storms and rising gasoline prices, many retailers reportedly monthly sales managed to top analysts' estimates, but some warned of a weaker March due the timing of the Easter holiday.

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    Retailers had several headwinds to deal with in February; however, analysts are still expecting sales to be higher than the year-ago period.

  • Following are a slew of trades that the Fast gang has on their trader radars, despite the energy woes.

  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

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    As a winter storm stretches across two-thirds of the US, it is worth reflecting just how bad Old Man Winter has been treating us and what impact this will have not only on retailers, but also on the economy.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of American Eagle popped while US Steel and American Airlines dropped.

  • We’ve updated this post with even more trades from the Fast Money gang.

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    While much of the market was focused on weakness in the Dow and S&P 500, the Fast traders were very impressed by gains in the semiconductor space.

  • Despite those strong sales gains, why aren’t their stocks moving much to the upside?

  • Karen Finerman rarely reveals which companies she thinks could be takeover targets, but this time she's making an exception.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    Options investors are really expecting a 'Miracle on 34th Street' this year, according to Pete Najarian.

  • Brian Sozzi

    He's got his list. And, he's checking it twice. He's not Santa. He's not on a buying spree. Wall Street Strategies Retail Analyst Brian Sozzi has been surfing the malls in and around the New York City metropolitan area. Sozzi, who is rated five stars by Starmine for accuracy, has been doing this every weekend this season.

  • And the coolest of all is this company.

  • S&P futures had dropped a point or so as initial jobless claims for the week came in a bit heavier than expectations, 436,000 vs. 422,000 consensus. Prior week was revised upward to 410,000, from 407,000. Also: good news, nad news for retail.