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    Students may be back in the classroom, but the back-to-school shopping season has not winded down yet. It comes as more and more parents do their shopping in piecemeal. The late trips to the mall may be a function of the struggling economy, but not all of it.

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    Even before Hurricane Irene shuttered stores from North Carolina to Vermont — keeping millions of shoppers at home — analysts were expecting that it was going to be a challenging back-to-school season.

  • Stocks accelerated their selloff to finish near session lows in light, choppy trading Friday as investors were reluctant to remain in the market ahead of a weekend, amid worries over a global recession in addition to the ongoing euro zone jitters.

  • The trucks are gone out front of the New York Stock Exchange. Two weeks ago, Broadway was a sea of TV trucks...Friday, there is a lone truck on a side street. What happened? Has the media lost interest?

  • Futures were off their worst levels Friday, but were still lower, pressured by losses in Asia and Europe and many investors concerned the world economy is on the brink of another recession.

  • GAP Reports Q2 Earnings

    CNBC's Brad Goode breaks down the retailers Q2 numbers.

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

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    Weekly jobless claims and consumer inflation data will catch the attention of markets Thursday, as investors continue to assess the damage done in last week's market storm.

  • Cramer is looking for two notable earnings reports after Thursday's closing bell.

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    As we head into the thick of retail earnings season the threat of higher input costs is still weighing on investors’ minds. Most retailers were forced to start passing through select price increases in Q2, and we will hear just how that went over with the consumer as earnings hit the tape. While it is early in the game indications are so far so good.

  • Here's a day-by-day look at the earnings reports, economic data and political events Cramer plans to monitor.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC.com ran a screen of the S&P 500 looking for stocks with dividend yields greater than 2.5 percent, positive EPS and Revenue figures in the last two consecutive quarters, and are trading the farthest below their 50-day moving averages. 

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    U.S. futures, sideways overnight, wilted at 3 a.m. ET...about the time Europe opened.  Coincidence? I don't think so.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    This may come as a surprise: Chinese consumers are often more willing to drop a huge chunk of money on fashion—especially Western brands—than consumers in the US and Europe. This offers a huge opportunity for retailers as China's fashion industry is set to become the world’s second fashion market, and account for about 30 percent of the global fashion market’s growth over the next five years, according to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group.

  • A farm laborer works at a cotton factory in Korla city, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

    If you want volatility, all you have to do is look at the cotton trade. In the last week, it has shed 36 percent. Despite that, cotton is still up more than 37 percent in the last year.

  • A shopper walks past a sale sign at 5 7 9 clothing store at Randhurst Shopping Center  in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    ADP numbers and better-than-expected June retail sales across the board put a smile back on retail investors’ faces today. So is it time to break out the champagne?

  • One important point: a lot of retailers no longer report monthly numbers, so this is not a complete picture.

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    After weathering choppy sales this spring, retailers should see the strongest back-to-school sales in several years, according to Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.