Stocks Gap Inc

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    Higher wages in China could translate into increased costs for Western retailers and trading companies and result in higher prices for American and European consumers, The New York Times reports.

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    The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.

  • Fist fights practically break out these days if you ask traders whether the next leg in oil is higher or lower. Who's got it right?

  • LinkedIn

    Looks like we can raise the "all clear" sign here on Earth, though it didn't seem like the Oklahoma City Thunder got the memo when they forgot to play the first third of Saturday night's NBA playoff game. Markets try to get their groove back, the IMF looks to announce its next leader and  the Treasury Department gets ready to unload some AIG. Here's what we're watching…

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    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his favorite stock picks, including Ralph Lauren, Toll Brothers and Costco.

  • Stocks ended the day sharply lower amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and as retailers such as Gap offered a bleak earnings outlook.

  • Stocks added to losses before the close amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and a weak earnings outlook offered by U.S. retailers.

  • Shoppers

    Retail stocks sold off aggressively Friday, threatening to end the sector's winning streak, as worries spread that rising cotton prices would pinch profits more than some had expected.

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    Intrepid options investors who usually relish beaten-down stocks are setting up for more volatility in Gap Inc. shares.

  • Do earnings reports from Gap and others signal that higher commodity costs are starting to hit companies where it hurts - on the bottom line?

  • The Dow fell at the open amid poor earnings outlooks delivered by retailers and in the absence of major economic news.

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    Simply put: the lower end retailers are getting hit because many lowered prices to drive sales. But sales have not increased much, and costs have gone up due to inflation. Boom, a triple whammy.

  • Stock futures fell ahead of the open Friday after Thursday's LinkedIn-fueled rise, with no major earnings or data releases on the horizon.

  • Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner (C) walks to the trading post after the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange May 19, 2011 during the initial public offering of the company.

    Gap down big, LinkedIn up bigger. The Prince in our house and Strauss-Kahn out of the big house. Here's what we're watching…

  • A sharp sell-off in Gap after hours may be an opportunity, if you're nimble.

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    Gap, Aeroposatle lowers guidance ... the retail market is splitting into high end and lower end. The bifurcation of the retail market continues. I have noted that high end department stores have been doing fine... big gains in comparable store sales.

  • Stocks ended higher despite mostly weak economic news and falling oil prices as LinkedIn became the first major U.S. social networking company to go public in a soaring debut.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, May 19.

  • Stocks traded modestly higher amid weak economic news, falling oil prices, and a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.