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  • U.S. discounters and department stores reported strong July sales on Thursday, but clothing stores suffered from a slow start to the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Total back-to-school spending is expected to rise 6.9% this year from 2006, though consumer spending on apparel is not expected to rise significantly, as consumers splurged on apparel last year.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 7:55 PM ET

    First Solar, Brocade, Costco 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.

  • Healing Healthcare: Wall Street Winners & Losers Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    As the push for universal health care in the U.S. heats up on Capitol Hill, market experts say generic drug stocks and pharmaceutical distributors should perform well, while the hit to big pharma may not be as bad as some anticipate.

  • Profits From the PC Market Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 10:07 AM ET

    Dell and Hewlett-Packard are in the sweet spot right now. If investors wait until September to buy these stocks, it might be too late. 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.

  • Wal-Mart's Apparel Merchandising Head Resigns Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 3:10 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores said Friday that Claire Watts, executive vice president in charge of the discount chain's apparel merchandise, has resigned to "pursue other career interests." The move comes as the world's largest retailer continues to work to revive sales in the flagging division.

  • British Retailer Cuts Potter Price to $10 Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 4:11 AM ET

    Maybe it should be called "Harry Potter and the Deathly Discounts." British retailer Asda Group said Thursday that it would sell the final installment of the Harry Potter series for just 5 pounds ($10), just over one-fourth of the recommended retail price.

  • Mad Mail Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 11:46 AM ET

    Does Manitowic qualify for the $80-to-$120 rule? Should I schnitzel Rite Aid? What do I do with Cemex? Cramer answers viewers' questions.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.

  • Retailers, including industry leader Wal-Mart Stores , reported June sales that topped Wall Street's lowered expectations on Thursday, raising hope for the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Target

    A source very close to the situation confirmed to me that Pershing Square Capital--a fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman--has been buying stock in discounter Target and has accumulated more than five percent of outstanding shares. The Securities and Exchange Commission filing of that purchase is expected to be made next week.

  • Activist Investor Ackman Acquires Target Shares Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    Pershing Square Capital, a fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has been buying stock in discounter Target and has now accumulated more than five percent of outstanding shares, a source close to the situation said.

  • Sudden Death Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 10:36 AM ET

    Ashland, Idaho General Mines 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.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    An explosive bid for Canada's Alcan is giving a positive psychological lift to stocks as traders watch a flood of monthly sales reports from retailers.

  • Restaurants Climb Top U.S. Retailers' List: Report Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    In a sign of the growing influence that restaurants have on how and where consumers spend their money, a major retail trade group has included for the first time six restaurant companies on its list of the top 100 retailers, released on Friday.

  • "Ratatouille": Why Disney Spent $7.5 B On Pixar Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 8:20 AM ET
    Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille"

    "Ratatouille" is Disney/Pixar's first joint venture since the acquisition, and the movie--and its associated merchandise -- is exactly why Disney wanted to snap up Pixar. The film's opening on Friday but I got a sneak peak at the premiere a week early, and I was seriously impressed. Call it "Cyrano de Spice Rack", it's the story of a rat who loves to cook, and befriends the garbage boy in the best restaurant in Paris, becoming his secret chef. I was really impressed.

  • Mad Mail Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 8:02 PM ET

    Should I ring the register on Crocs? What's up with Costco and Sears? Is Level 3 Communications a win by year's end? Cramer answers viewers' questions.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.

  • Major Retailers Post Modest Sales Gains for May Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 3:29 PM ET

    Americans shopped hesitantly during May, giving retailers modest relief from a dismal showing in April but still raising questions about how strong consumer spending will be in the months ahead.

  • No. 2 - Great Consumer Divide Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 1:32 PM ET

    On Thursday Tiffany (TIF) said earnings jumped 15% - the same day Costco (COST) said profits fell 5%. This is the great consumer divide in action, folks. Higher gas prices heading into this summer are dividing the “haves” from the “have nots”. How do you trade this phenomenon?

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

    Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale said Thursday its fiscal third-quarter profit declined 4.9 percent due to a charge, but sales advanced at a double-digit pace.

  • Game Plan for the Week of May 28 Friday, 25 May 2007 | 7:51 PM ET

    Last week, Cramer misjudged a few stocks and paid the price. But he won't make the same mistake twice. This time he'll let the Street do it.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.