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  • President Barack Obama

    Intending to talk about colleges and worker training, President Barack Obama on Monday suddenly found himself in a spirited, election-year debate with a business advisory group about whose tax cuts should be extended and for how long.

  • It seems and 2010 is no exception, as the day serves as a great excuse for children and adults alike to take a brief escape from reality. More adults than ever before are planning to get dressed up this year, with an estimated four out of every 10 Americans dressing up for the holiday, according to a National Retail Federation survey.Click ahead to see some of the trendiest costumes for 2010.

    More adults than ever before are planning to get dressed up this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Click to see some of the trendiest costumes for 2010.

  • A model walks the runway at the G-Star Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

    Tough economic times not only hamper denim sales, the climate also hurts creativity.Fashion designers showing their Spring 2011 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week clearly want to push consumers toward a wider pant leg and higher waistline, but shoppers may not be willing to part with the skinny jean, and the even tighter "jegging" just yet.

  • Stocks extended a September rally by breaking through a long-held trading range to hit four-month highs a day before the Federal Open Market Committee meets.   AmEx rose while Cisco fell.

  • Stocks continued to add to gains Monday in a broad-based rally that pushed stocks to new levels, although trading volume remained thin.   AmEx rose while Cisco fell.

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

  • General atmosphere at the Burberry shop, during the Milan Vogue Fashion Night Out

    Fashion's Night Out began last year as the brainchid of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who felt that stores could coax recession-wary shoppers to spend if they created unique events and excitement. There will be no shortage of that. Retailers and designers are pulling out the stops to woo fashionistas to their events and build buzz around their brands. But will the strategy work?

  • The Boise State Broncos flag is run after a touchdown against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

    In the 2002-03 school season, Boise State made about $70,000 in gross royalties from merchandise. Last season, that number had increased ten fold to more than $700,000 after increased exposure from big time wins over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and over TCU in the 2010 version of the game.

  • Mark Hurd

    Hurd is 53, in his prime, and likely more energized than ever to show his worth. He has experience running a software operation in Teradata. My "Call-to-Action" is clear: watch Oracle carefully in the coming months for potential upswings after this hire.

  • Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

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    Retailers turned in surprisingly strong monthly sales reports in August, as sales-tax-free holidays and discounting coaxed shoppers to open their wallets and stock up on back-to-school items.

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

  • Gap jeans

    Discounters and department stores are expected to fare well when retailers issue their monthly sales reports Thursday, as consumers look for one-stop shopping to stock up on school supplies and clothing. Which retailers are heading to the top of the class? A look at analysts' estimates.

  • Stocks ended mixed Tuesday after the Fed released minutes from its last meeting saying the economy would have to get much worse before it provided more support.  Boeing and Intel fell.

  • Stocks were mixed Tuesday after the Fed released minutes from its last meeting saying the economy would have to get much worse before it provided more support. .

  • Six in 60

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

  • If your American bank bet isn't working out, Veracruz founder Steve Cortes recommends going "north of the border."

  • In today's trading session, 41 stocks in the S&P 500 reached a new 52-week low. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Stocks largely ended down Friday, but significantly off earlier losses as the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly higher.  The moves were amid light trading and continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options.  HP fell.