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  • Many investors are too conservatively positioned to the end of the year, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan. He told investors where they should be looking.

  • S&P 500 futures jump 13 points on nonfarm payrolls. This was a real outlier: 11,000 jobs lost was far better than the loss of 125,000 expected, positive revisions in September and October were also a positive.

  • Both the Dow and S&P closed lower on Thursday with selling accelerating into the close largely due to jitters about Friday’s jobs report.

  • Goldman Sachs may be the canary in the coal mine. And it looks like it’s breaking support. What must you know to trade this market?

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    U.S. retailers posted much weaker-than-expected sales for November, as shoppers focused only on big bargains at the start of the key holiday selling season. Charles Grom, broadline retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his industry outlook.

  • Consumer Nation Holiday Central Edition

    Uh-oh, looks like big sales are coming. November Retail comp store sales are disappointing. RetailMetrics started off the month estimating gains of 2.6 percent for November compared to the same period last year, but by the end of the month it was down to 2.2 percent, and the final numbers may be even worse. It looks like about 75 percent are missing expectations; normally 60 percent beat expectations. Ugh!

  • Last Friday — known as "Black Friday" — kicked off the start of the holiday shopping season. Charles Grom, retail analyst at JPMorgan, shared his views on the strength of the retail sector.

  • Why doesn’t it look like our situation’s improving? Because it is.

  • Plus, get calls on housing, retail and more.

  • Find out which competitors have the goods this retailer is missing.

  • Friday marks the monthly expiration of November options, at time when markets can be especially volatile. So how can investors benefit from the volatility? Richard Sparks, senior equities analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, shared his insights.

  • A Costco employee pulls shopping charts at a Costco Wholesale store.

    Costco customers may have to look elsewhere for Coca-Cola products now that the retailer has stopped carrying them because the pair are fighting over prices.

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 94 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Find out how this warehouse retailer is besting the competition.

  • Find out how a number of people may have embarrassed themselves after Walmart’s earnings call. Plus, women’s importance to job creation and GDP.

  • Wal-Mart Stores posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday. John Lawrence, managing director of equity research at Morgan Keegan shared his earnings analysis on the firm.

  • Tune in tonight at 6 & 11PM ET for an insider's look at these two key stocks.

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    Consumers borrowed less for a record eighth straight month in September amid rising unemployment and tight credit conditions.

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    As the economy soured, consumers became increasingly resourceful in order to make ends meet. However, this doesn't always mean consumers are shopping on price alone. A new study released by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Booz & Co. and SheSpeaks looks at the factors influencing a shopper's decision to buy.