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  • Gap, Its US Sales Tepid, Joins the Rush to China Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    Gap store in China

    With sales in the United States sluggish, one of America’s best-known apparel brands — Gap Inc. — is joining the rush to enter China’s fast-growing consumer market.  The New York Times reports.

  • What's On: Jobs Report, Housing Data and Ener1 Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 8:31 AM ET

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

  • Stocks Close at Two-Year Highs; Banks Surge Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks surged to two-year highs on Thursday as all the major indexes rose beyond their closing highs for the year in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to boost the economy and news that President Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels. JPMorgan and BofA gained.

  • Stocks Soar; Banks Rise on Fed Dividend News Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks continued to soar to new highs for the year Thursday, with banks getting a boost from news the Fed will allow "healthy" institutions to raise their dividends. BofA and JPM gain.

  • Limited's Sales Are Tickled Pink Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 2:32 PM ET
    Victoria's Secret Pink Collection

    There are a couple of key takeaways from October sales: sure it was a month that relied heavily on markdowns to drive sales, but shoppers also need to see something fresh and new at the store. A look at Limited Brands, and what they're doing right.

  • Stocks Gain After News on Tax Cuts, Fed Move Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    Stocks gained after President Barack Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels.  Boeing and Caterpillar gained.

  • Retailers Post Solid Sales Gains in October Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Parents shop in the toy aisle at a Target store, Kingston, Massachusetts

    Retailers largely reported better-than-expected sales in October, providing some momentum heading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.

  • Street Chatter: Steepening Yield Curve? Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 9:47 AM ET

    Fed policy captures traders' attention. Also: October retail same-store sales were a mixed bag: some tricks, some treats. It's important to note that estimates have been coming down all month, and only about half have beat the consensus.

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

  • Zuckerberg Unveils Facebook's Mobile Upgrades Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 2:45 PM ET
    Facebook

    When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Facebook for a secret mobile announcement he didn't hesitate to squash the rumor that Facebook is building a phone. Zuckerberg simply said: NO. Instead, Facebook wants to make any phone a social environment, no matter what the platform.

  • Outlets for Profits Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 3:31 PM ET
    Woman selecting clothes from rail in shop

    Ann Taylor spacer announcing today it's planning to significantly expand its factory outlet footprint. The retailer, which already has 110 outlets, is set to open about 35 new LOFT outlet stores and five Ann Taylor Factory stores in 2011.The new stores expected to generate $75 million dollars in revenue in their first year.

  • Insider Selling Volume at Highest Level Ever Tracked Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    Over the last 6 months company insiders have been selling a lot more than they've been buying. That doesn't look terribly bullish for stocks but looks may be deceiving....

  • Determined to Crack the Social Code Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Google

    Google likes to have its finger on the pulse of the Web, and that’s becoming harder to do as users increasingly use closed networks like Facebook, reports The New York Times.

  • Determined to Crack the Social Code Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    Google

    Google likes to have its finger on the pulse of the Web, and that’s becoming harder to do as users increasingly use closed networks like Facebook, reports The New York Times.

  • The Big Business of “Mad Men” Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
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    The show has a relatively small audience — 2.2 million viewers last Sunday — but that audience is educated and influential, which helps explain the cultural weight of cable channel AMC.

  • Why Gap's Logo Debacle Doesn't Matter Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    The retailer reverted to its classic logo after sharp criticism, but Cramer said the whole thing won't make a difference for the stock.

  • Chinese Dominate List of World's Richest Women Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 4:37 AM ET
    Zhang Yin, CEO of Nine Dragons Paper, is world's richest woman according to the Hurun report.

    More than half the world’s richest self-made women are Chinese, thanks in large part to Mao and cheap childcare, according to the Hurun Report, which compiles information on the wealthiest Chinese.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Ahead of Jobs News Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated  monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.

  • Stocks Fall Modestly Ahead of Close; GE Rises Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.

  • Stocks Retreat as Materials Fall, Utilities Rise Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May.  Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.