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  • Buy on Friday, Sell on Monday — Then Go Away? Friday, 21 May 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    Germany's parliament approved the $1 trillion effort to stabilize the euro, though the opposition Social Democrats voted to abstain. The German contribution will be about $183 billion, as well as a $22.4 billion euro contribution to Greece. The US Senate passage of their version of the financial reform bill still creating uncertainty...

  • Futures Hit 'Flash-Crash' Levels on Euro Fears Friday, 21 May 2010 | 7:40 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to little change at the open Friday, with European markets also struggling, following a drubbing in the previous session as the Dow saw its worst point loss in 15 months.

  • Earnings Roundup: May 20 Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, May 20.

  • Stocks fell sharply on Thursday after an unexpected spike in jobless claims and global jitters pushed the dollar higher. Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, and Phil Dow, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, shared their market outlooks.

  • Dow Sheds 350 in Wild Selloff; VIX Tops 34 Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 6:17 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks staged one of the most dramatic selloffs in market history Thursday as what may have been a trader error exacerbated losses in a market already jittery about the European debt crisis. The Dow ended down about 350 points and the VIX was above 34.

  • The Long, Slow Slog to Retail Recovery Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 1:24 PM ET
    Man shopping for clothes

    The latest batch of retail sales reports underscore that economic recovery doesn't happen overnight. Still, despite these disappointments, the results marked the eighth consecutive month that retailers logged same-store sales increases.

  • Stocks Slide as April Retail Sales Disappoint Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks declined for a third straight session Thursday as retail sales fell short of expectations and worries about the European debt crisis nagged at the market.

  • Dow Falls as European Debt Worries Persist Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 3:21 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks remained lower in mid-afternoon Wednesday, led by energy and industrials, after the Dow briefly popped into positive territory. Markets remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review.

  • Are Markets at Inflection Point? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    US Senate is voting today on the first parts of the financial reform bill. Barbara Boxer from California set to add language that no taxpayer money will be used to bail out financial institutions. Looks like the $50 billion fund set for an orderly liquidation of a failed bank is dead.

  • Retailers Get Social With Their Customers Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 1:02 PM ET
    Hot Topic's Facebook page

    Companies are still searching for a successful marketing strategy for social media. Here's what Best Buy, Hot Topic, Target and The Gap are doing.

  • New Signs of the Times Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 3:43 PM ET
    Empty GM Dealership

    Have we hit bottom? Probably...and we're just bouncing along for a while. Why do I say this? Because signs of the times suggest some things are improving, while others are not.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Get Out Of Retail Stocks, Says Seymour Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:27 PM ET

    The S&P closed higher on Thursday buoyed by much stronger than expected same store sales. Is that your signal to sell?

  • Pisani: The Retail Question Now Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 4:26 PM ET

    Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?

  • Mickey Drexler on Steve Jobs' Wardrobe Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 3:36 PM ET
    Apple CEO, Steve Jobs

    CEO Steve Jobs' personal style, however, has been the subject of much debate, praise, and consternation over the years. Same black mock turtleneck. Same blue Levi's. Why? Lore has it that Jobs decided long ago to buy several black turtlenecks and several pairs of jeans so that he wouldn't ever have to waste time figuring out what to wear.

  • Retailers Trounce Estimates, Aided by Early Easter Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:49 AM ET
    Woman selecting clothes from rail in shop

    Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.

  • Edwards: Take Care Shopping the Retail Sector Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."

  • iPad and Jobs: Two Big, Tradable Stories Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:26 PM ET

    What should you be watching and how can you make money in this environment?

  • Pisani: Jobs? March Sales Are Important, Too Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    Retail sales for March: another month that may be better than expected. While everyone is fixated on the jobs report, watch out for March same store sales, due April 8. February retail sales were better than expected, despite bad weather, now the same may happen for March. Same thing: poor weather pattern in third week in the Northeast, but early reports seem to be encouraging.

  • Retailers Spending More To Woo Customers Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 2:10 PM ET
    Blogger

    As their margins begin to recover and shoppers start loosening their discretionary budgets, experts said retailers need to focus more on customer service initiatives to win consumers over.