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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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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....

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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