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The Grinch is not stealing Christmas, but the outlook this holiday season is less jolly than last year. In fact, the 2007 holiday sales season is expected to represent the slowest holiday sales growth in five years, according to the National Retail Federation.
Circuit City Stores reported a wider-than-expected second-quarter loss Thursday, as sales sagged for desktop computers, projection and tube TVs, and its shares fell 5 percent in pre-market trading.
I'm clearly not normal. At least,that's what I understand when I hear that flat panel TVs, GPS systems, computers and video games are at the top of gift request lists again this year. I only bought a new iPod when my old one died (Apple customer service leaves a lot to be desired) and I couldn't begin to tell you any details about my TV, other than it fits my entertainment center nicely...
Stocks closed with big gains as investors cheered the Fed's decision to cut interest rates deeper than expected. "The Fed gave us a little more than most of us had expected -- they are looking at the future and the U.S. economy is weakening -- I think that's why equities are responding to the upside," said Robert Doll, chief investment officer at BlackRock.
Retailer Best Buy reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings Tuesday, helped by strong international results and demand for notebook computers, flat-panel televisions and video games, and its shares rose 5%.
Trading should stay tentative ahead of the Fed's Tuesday afternoon announcement. But before that news, Wall Street will have to navigate the first big earnings from the brokerage industry and some important economic data, including inflation measure, producer prices.
Wyeth, Martha Stewart, NYSE and more...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.
GameStop posted on Thursday a better-than-expected seven-fold jump in quarterly profit and raised its full-year outlook on strong sales of games like "Guitar Hero II" and "NCAA Football '08," sending its shares up as much as 8 percent.
With the markets so volatile, many investors might be tempted to head for the exits. But in these nervous times, there are smart moves you can make to protect your portfolio. CNBC asked the experts what they would buy--and sell--in this type of environment. Here's what they're telling us.
Last week, we started a new weekly segment called TechCheck, sponsored by AT&T, that will air each Friday on "Closing Bell" in the 4p ET hour. The 60-second spot is a quick, entertaining look at some of the stories the tech community is talking about from the world of technology. Stories that I might not have a chance to get to on the air during the week, but are still worth a mention because they're interesting and/or fun.
Lowe's, Best Buy and more...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.
There's no question that CD sales growth is in a sad, sad decline. But Disney's not letting go so fast. Its Hollywood Records is launching today a new format called CDVU + (plus), which has much more memory than any current enhanced CD.
Sears Holdings on Tuesday forecast lower quarterly profit and said it needs to better control its costs and stock more items that its shoppers demand, sending shares down more than 8.7%.
Stocks finished little-changed after a roller-coaster session as investors tried to figure out the Federal Reserve's latest statement on inflation and interest rates. "The Fed's been engaged in a real delicate balancing act," said Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird
Options volume in Ford Motor swelled today as bulls moved in with force to snap up call options, or bets that Ford's stock will rise further above the 52 week high level that shares reached today.
Best Buy said on Wednesday that it would open more North American stores than previously planned, buy back $5.5 billion in stock and raise its dividend by 30 percent.
Every once in awhile there is a partnership or corporate event that sort of makes you scratch your head. Journalists and analysts are paid to connect the dots but on both fronts, the people I've spoken with today are wondering what's behind Dell's choice to launch its new product line at Macy's in Herald Square. The launch will be Tuesday morning in Manhattan and Dell executives including Sr. Vice President Alex Gruzen will be on hand for the runway show of products.
Stocks closed sharply lower as bond yields rose and higher oil prices sent energy shares tumbling. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down nearly 150 points. "Some traders feel the price of oil was a factor today," Peter Costa, senior managing director at Lipari Partners, told CNBC.com.
Best Buy is known for selling old fashioned music-- you know, CDs? Now Best Buy is pushing to keep up with the iPod set. The big box retailer announced that more than 450 of its stores will carry the Sonos Digital Music System, which it boasts is the only multi-room wireless music system with handheld control. The idea is that customers connect Sonos to their direct music services like Sonos or Pandora, to play music all over their home, starting at $999 for two rooms of music.
Stocks closed mostly higher, helped by lower bond yields and General Electric, which boosted the Dow. "This market bends a little bit but it doesn't break," Al Goldman, chief market strategist at A.G. Edwards., told CNBC.com. "The buyers are a little bit tired but the sellers are not very aggressive."