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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday,  Dec. 2.

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    Hope for a much anticipated economic recovery is boosting Americans' optimism about this holiday shopping season.  Here is a look at 8 stocks that could gain from this trend. 

  • To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list who's offering the sharpest discounts and everything else you needs to know to trade retail this holiday season.

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    Denim sales will likely continue their upward trend this holiday season, as consumers slowly start spending on themselves and redeem gift cards on the latest jeans trends.

  • Shopping can be so chaotic this time of year, even when you're buying stocks. So to make things a little easier we’ve compiled all our favorite retail plays!

  • The Retail ETF traded higher on Monday ahead of Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. What's the trade?

  • Chartologists, including Greg Troccoli, are seeing a head-and-shoulders formation taking hold on the S&P today. Is it signaling a market reversal?

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    Shares of teen apparel retailers are getting hit particularly hard Thursday in the wake of October same-store sales results. It's not surprising. This sector is facing some tough challenges. Teen unemployment has been at historically high levels. This means teens have less money to spend on jeans and T-shirts.

  • October retail sales generally positive, not as robust as last month, but we don't have the back to school stimulus that we had last month.

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    Now that September retail numbers are behind us, Brian Tunick at J.P. Morgan is looking at October, and beyond. For one thing, he says 45 percent of teenagers say the whole vampire thing is "getting a little played out". Well, sort of. More on that in a moment.

  • Commodities and commodity stocks higher pre-open on Alcoa earnings. While Alcoa is getting all the attention, Australia is again helping Asian markets due to a much better than expected jobs report there...Australia reported an increase of 40,600 jobs in August versus a forecast of a drop of 10,000 jobs.

  • As of 9:12 this morning, 100% of retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters have reported same store sales.  Here is a breakdown of where things stand.

  • The SPDR S&P Retail has gained about 6% over the past month. As we head into same-store sales data, what should you expect when the numbers are released, Thursday?

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    Folks are starting to speculate about whether September chain-store sales can be seen as a barometer of how Christmas holiday sales will ring in. But there's another gauge that may influence tomorrow's monthly retail sales reports: the thermometer.

  • September retail sales: improving, but is it enough? September same store sales, out tomorrow, are expected to decline by 0.8 percent year over year, according to RetailMetrics.

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

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

  • There were four REIT IPOs scheduled to price this week and next, all designed to pick at the carcasses of commercial and residential properties, most of it on the mortgage side. So far, only two have priced, both of those a day late, and both raised half what they anticipated.

  • The technicals point to a "head and shoulders" pattern and just about any way you look at these charts, the S&P looks to go to 1200.

  • China's Shanghai Index rose 4.8 percent, as Chinese officials now routinely verbally manipulate the markets, this time after a securities regulator said the markets were healthy and pledged to keep it stable.