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  • Geithner News Sends Shorts Scrambling Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    As the news came in that Timothy Geithner would be Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary the market made a sharp move upward fueled in part by short covering.

  • Dow Back Above 8,000 After Geithner Pick Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 5:25 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday, with the Dow soaring nearly 500 points,  following news that Obama has picked Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Friday's gains helped offset much of the week's losses, pushing the Dow back above 8,000.

  • Dow Jumps Over 300 Points on Geithner Pick Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Stocks woke up Friday following news that President-Elect Barack Obama is expected to announce two key cabinet posts.

  • What Citi Is Doing Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    Citigroup’s board will likely convene today to discuss many of these alternatives. This comes after the stock has lost half of its value this week, as it closed below $5 yesterday

  • S&P Plunges To 11-Year Low Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks plunged yet again on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 to its lowest level since 1997 – and completely erasing more than a decade of stock market gains.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 7:00 PM ET

    In this Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Dell, the Gap and much more!

  • Holiday advertising from a lengthening list of retailers will reflect the cautious mood among consumers as data indicate spending is slowing and store revenue is falling, the New York Times reports.

  • Holiday Outlook Gloomier After Weak October Sales Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Retailers are reporting some of the weakest sales in more than a decade as consumer spending dried up in October amid the uncertainty brought on by the financial crisis and mounting layoffs.

  • Econ, Earnings Numbers End Up Worse Than Expected Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    The most important fact about the economic and earnings data in the past couple weeks is that it has generally been worse than the already lowered numbers predicted. We have seen this again this morning, with the exception of the Productivity number.

  • U.S. retail chains may report some of their worst monthly sales results this week as the global financial crisis leaves its mark on ordinary consumers, casting new doubt on holiday season sales.

  • Dow, S&P Surge 11% Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks bounced higher on Tuesday, with the Dow surging almost 11 percent to close back above 9,000...

  • Dow Up 170 In Late Surge Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:06 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from five-year lows on Thursday, led by a bounce in energy and health-care stocks...

  • Stop Trading!: When Will Retail Bottom? Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    The situation is so bad Cramer's suggesting we turn malls into bowling alleys.

  • This Year, Teen Chic is Cheap Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Teens across the nation have spent their summer vacations battling high gas prices, competing for jobs in a weak part-time employment market, and making do with smaller contributions from cost-conscious parents, said Portfolio.com

  • Stocks Rally On Potential Lehman Sale Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    The Dow rose on Thursday after a late day report suggested that Bank of America is in talks to buy embattled investment bank Lehman Brothers.

  • Strong Dollar, Weak Commodities Now A "Problem" Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    Commodities continue to drop, as they have for 7 of the last 8 trading sessions. With futures weak again here, we are very close to breaking the recent closing low of July 15 of 1,214.

  • Trading Socialism Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    With the Treasury ready to pump $100 billion into Fannie & Freddie, how can you capitalize on the government’s next big move?

  • Pops & Drops: American Eagle, Chico's... Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Eagle and Chico’s popped while Caterpillar and American Express dropped.

  • Retail Results Just Plain Soft Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    Yesterday, Kohl's and JC Penney reported August same store sales slightly better than expected. Today Wal-Mart, Target, Gap, American Eagle (reaffirms third quarter guidance), Pacific Sunwear all reported sales above expectations. However, department stores did not fare as well.

  • Buy The Consumer? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Retail should be getting slammed by a weak back-to-school season. So, how come shares are up?