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  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Groupon Gets Holiday Savvy Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 4:14 PM ET
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    This holiday season Groupon's business is set to explode. As shoppers hunt for deals, social coupon sites offer a unique appeal: fifty percent plus discounts, limited quantity and limited time offers to create an air of exclusivity and incentive to buy now.

  • More Retail M&A On The Way? Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    The traders suggest keeping a close eye on the retailers after JCrew confirmed reports that it is being bought by a pair of private equity groups.

  • Black Friday Ads Get Innovative Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 4:42 PM ET
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    Sure, there are a slew of black Friday TV commercials and you'll be inundated with glossy newspaper insert ads. But that's not all retailers are doing this year to get your attention — everyone from big box stores to boutiques is pulling out all the stops to deliver deals directly to consumers, to compel them to spend.

  • Cramer's Top Buyout Candidates Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 3:35 PM ET

    After J Crew said it's agreed to go private, investors are speculating on which retailer will be taken out next. Here's Cramer's take.

  • Europe Market Lows May Boost US Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:11 PM ET

    European stocks have closed on the lows of the day. This may help US market: European institutions should be done selling stocks and the euro...this may help lift the euro and weaken the dollar.

  • What's On: Retail Stocks and a Medal of Honor Winner Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 8:02 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks Reverse to End Higher; Flat for the Week Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher after rising in the last minutes of trading Friday to end relatively flat for the week. Disney and Boeing fell, while HP rose.

  • Stocks Turn Higher Ahead of the Close Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks were slightly higher heading into the close of trading Friday, but the late-session boost may not be enough to push the markets higher for the week. Disney and Boeing fell, while HP rose.

  • Scrooge Hasn’t Left the Building Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
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    This holiday season is setting up to be a real nail biter. Most holiday forecasts call for flat or just slightly higher sales than last year. But several factors may tip the scale. On the plus-side: there is a more upbeat mood among affluent consumers as well as a strong appetite for gadgets and electronics. On the downside: there is an uncertain economy, with unemployment stubbornly high, and a consumer who looks at spending quite differently than in the past. What will shift the balance?

  • Retailers Think Out of The Box This Holiday Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Times are tough, and retailers are getting creative, wrapping their marketing campaigns in some unlikely packaging this year, from new “grab-and-go” gift shops at Macy’s to new flexible payment options at Sears.

  • Stocks Fall Slightly; GE Rises, Disney Declines Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks declined, although prices were off their lows of the session, on news that China would take a second step to tighten monetary conditions.  Disney and BofA fell, while GE rose.

  • Futures Fall After China Tightens; Cisco Rises Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures fell ahead of the open Friday after China announced a second measure to tighten monetary conditions in two weeks. China's decision was released at the same time Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke was speaking in defense a Federal Reserve policy to stimulate the economy.

  • Stocks End Broadly Higher; GM Rises 3% Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks shed losses from earlier this week to close broadly higher Thursday, lifted by the successful return of General Motors to the U.S. stock market and relief that Ireland was addressing its debt crisis. Alcoa and Boeing rose, while Intel fell.

  • Earnings Roundup: Nov. 18 Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 4:15 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Nov. 18.

  • Futures Up After Jobless Claims; GM Awaited Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rallied ahead of the open Thursday as General Motors shares looked set to jump on their return to the New York stock market, and jobless claims came in as expected.

  • How We Shop—A New Revolution Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
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    In the new book, SPEND SHIFT: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live the authors John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio, say since 2007 — even before the crisis — there has been a spending revolution in the making.

  • Stocks Gave up Gains to End Mixed; Disney Falls Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks fell in the last few minutes of trading Monday to close mixed despite being higher most of the day after an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.

  • Market Turns Lower, Led by Materials, Energy Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks fell on Monday as investors recouped from last week's selloff to focus on an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.

  • Stocks Gain Amid Mergers; Tech Slides Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks gained amid news of strong retail sales in October and acquisitions by Caterpillar and EMC, and despite continuing worries over debt troubles in periphery European countries. Caterpillar rose, while Disney fell.