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    Retailers on Thursday will report December sales results, taking the wraps off their holiday season and possibly showing the best comparisons in 20 months.

  • New data from SpendingPulse suggests Thursday's same-store sales numbers might surprise, pleasantly. How should you be positioned?

  • Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors digested a solid report on the services sector and a few soft readings on jobs. After getting the year off to a strong start, stocks have languished somewhat as investors await insight on interest  rates — and jobs.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors digested a solid report on the services sector and a few soft readings on jobs. After getting the year off to a strong start, stocks have languished somewhat as investors await insight on interest  rates — and jobs.

  • Now that Goldman Sachs has added 3M to its Conviction Buy list, where's the next opportunity in metals and miners?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pushed higher Wednesday after a report showed the services sector has begun to grow again. Still, a pair of weak private employment readings and anticipation of the government's jobs report capped gains.

  • S&P regains half of bear market losses. It may not be exciting, but the S&P 500 has gained 1.9 percent in the first two trading days of the year. More importantly, we have retraced 50 percent of the losses in the bear market that occurred from the all-time high for the S&P 500 (1,576 on Oct 11, 2007) to the market low (666 on March 6, 2009). The 50 percent retracement was 1,116.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Some slight selling pressure in Europe pushes stock index futures lower Wednesday, but the open should be dictated by a couple of employment-related economic reports out before the bell.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Jan. 6.

  • On Tuesday, analyst Meredith Whitney cut her 4th quarter estimates on Goldman Sachs. It’s the second cut she’s made in about a month. Is Goldman heading south?

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Plus, get Cramer’s calls on retail, natural gas, defense and more.

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    Stocks closed sharply lower, led by a selloff of financial shares.

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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.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened mildly positive as a continued decline in weekly jobless claims help brighten hopes that the decline in the economy was abating—but surprisingly weak retail sales numbers tempered the enthusiasm.

  • 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.

  • Positive economic data buoyed stocks on Wednesday. But at least one piece of new information may actually be a cause for concern.

  • Dollar Tree ripped to a new all-time high today after beating earnings estimates, and bullish option traders are looking for even further upside.

  • Last Friday's employment report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate is now at 10.2%, its first foray above 10% and its highest level since 1983.  What lessons, if any, can we get from what happened to the markets when unemployment soared back then?

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