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  • Wal-Mart Hits Stocks; Microsoft Boosts Tech Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Weak Wal-Mart Sales Send Futures Lower Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Reality Check Part Two Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    Call this one Reality Check Part Two: a weaker than expected ADP report, along with disappointing earnings guidance from Time Warner and Intel, a big restructuring from Alcoa, and an 11 percent pullback in oil which pulled commodities and commodity stocks down all weighed on the markets today.

  • Game Plan: Buy Cheap-Oil Stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 9:22 PM ET

    Americans are spending more than expected thanks to lower gas prices, Cramer says, so look for the companies that benefit.

  • Executive Decision: Costco CEO James Sinegal Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    Keeping prices low during a recession and still making a profit? The chief exec tells us how he does it.

  • Madoff Scandal Shaking Real Estate Industry Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Almost no segment of New York City’s real estate industry was spared in the Madoff scandal. Commercial brokers large and small, little-known developers and prominent families like the Wilpons and Rechlers all lost money to Bernard L. Madoff, the New York Times reports.

  • Cramer Buys Generic Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 9:41 PM ET

    Find out why he thinks private-label companies are the stocks to own right now.

  • As Christmas Nears, Expect More Discounts Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
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    The clock is winding down on what could be one of the worst holiday shopping seasons in decades and recession-hit shoppers are finally starting to feel some pressure to spend.

  • Farrell: Some Good Market News After All Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 3:21 PM ET
    Vince Farrell

    When stocks stop going down on bad news, that's the best news you could hope for. The attached chart goes back to the bottom of the last bear market in 2002-2003. The 800 level as you can see is critical.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:33 AM ET

    Some days, the bad news is just plain bad. Senate's failure to reach an agreement on the auto bailout package looks set to drive markets lower Friday and that could most certainly mean a bankrupt General Motors.

  • Pops & Drops: Baidu.com, Costco... Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Baidu.com and UnitedHealth popped while Costco and Harley-Davidson dropped.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Bank, Auto Worries Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower, led by financials after comments from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and as investors worried about the fate of the auto bailout.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Commodities Rise Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Thursday as a rise in commodities stocks offset pressure from a weak jobs report and a sharp drop in import prices.

  • Dollar Weighs On Traders Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    Futures dipped a few points as jobless claims hit a 26-year high. But the big topic on trading desks is the dollar, which may be weaker on expectations the U.S. will ease interest rates next week, so commodities and some commodity stocks (notably gold) are stronger.

  • Futures Add to Losses on Jobs Weakness Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a slightly weaker open Thursday, pushed lower by further weakening in the jobs market and a sharp decrease in import prices..

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 7:15 PM ET

    The auto industry bailout will drive the market again Thursday as lawmakers haggle over the details of a temporary rescue plan for the big three.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Monday Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 6:54 PM ET
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    In this Web Extra the traders explain how they're playing McDonald's, Honeywell, pending home sales and more in the week ahead.

  • More Losers Than Winners This Year Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:53 PM ET
    Shoppers rush to get in line outside of the Best Buy early Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Jackson, Miss., to take advantage of the Black Friday bargains. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.

  • Stocks Plunge to 5 1/2 Year Lows Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:48 PM ET
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    The Dow tumbled on Wednesday closing below the psychologically important 8,000 level for the first time since March 2003.

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    If a company offers a strongly branded product for 40 percent off the suggested price, it sets up a perception in the customer’s mind that the product should be offered at that lower price all the time.