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U.S. stock index futures signaled a marginally lower open on the last trading day of the week, with Asian and European shares trading flat after a new stimulus package was unveiled in Japan.
"I think it's going to be really tough to get through this earnings season without fits or starts. There's so much riding on this earnings season because of expectations for growth going into 2013," said one analyst.
Cramer says it’s time to sell this stock. Period.
Shares of Best Buy popped ahead of its holiday sales announcement, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports American Express is cutting 5,400 jobs; and Dan Ackerman, CNET senior editor, discusses some of the hottest items at the Consumer Electronic Show this year.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Target is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year round. The promise began as a holiday promotion, but it will now be extended. But is this a race to the bottom for retailers?
Wal-Mart's recent price comparison advertisements may be enticing consumers, but the promotions are also angering competitors. Toys "R" Us and Best Buy are two retailers taking action.
The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance will go back to the negotiation table to try to avert a longshoreman's strike that would close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas.
Investors should watch a near half-year takeover drama for struggling electronics retailer Best Buy as a proxy for the M&A market headed into 2013.
The threat of a longshoremen's strike that could close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas has shipping industry leaders, manufacturers and retailers warning of a "devastating blow" to the supply chain.
Following are 10 of the best and worst trades of the year.
CNBC's Wapner crunched the numbers and put together a list of the worst trades this year.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
One expert names those top execs who excelled in the high-stakes rescue, restructuring and reinvention roles.
Shares of Best Buy down 15 percent today, after the company gave co-founder Richard Schulze more time to put together a buyout offer. Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, offers insight.
Stocks held losses Friday, dragged by techs, as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the weekend amid ongoing worries over the looming "fiscal cliff."
Best Best and the company's founder Richard Schulze said they have agreed to extend the deadline for Schulze and his potential partners to make a bid to buy the company.
William 'Bill' George, former Medtronic chairman & CEO, discusses whether the big box store's founder, Richard Schulze, will be successful in his bid to take the company private.
U.S. stock index futures remained narrowly mixed Friday as investors digested a pair of mixed economic reports, while better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data helped limit losses.