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  • Europe Preview: Don't Count Out Inditex Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    The consumer across the world is under considerable pressure. Record oil prices, the credit crunch and inflationary pressures all appear to be taking their toll on people’s willingness to spend. We got some better data from the UK on Tuesday, but the trend across Europe has been weak since the turn of the year, and many of the big players are beginning to become very worried.

  • Retailers Get Big Sales Boost From Rebate Checks Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:51 PM ET

    Stocks could close out the month of May with a tailwind, particularly if the commodities sell off continues.

  • Oil Prices Snag Stocks' Two-Month Rally Friday, 23 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Oil's relentless ascent finally pushed stocks over the edge, abruptly snapping the market's two-month rally.  The Dow dropped 3.9% for the week, dragged down by GM's 15% decline. Crude jumped $6 this week, settling at $132.19 a barrel. All U.S. financial markets are closed Monday.

  • Dow Down Nearly 4% for Week as GM Drags Friday, 23 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as a slightly-better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales offered a brief reprieve but proved no match for relentless oil prices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq were on track to record their worst weekly percentage declines since mid-February.

  • Stocks Set for Worst Week Since February Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:40 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses after a slightly better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales. Oil climbed above $133 a barrel.

  • Trader Radar - Friday May 23rd Friday, 23 May 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Celebs ranging from Amy Poehler to John Mayer have all sported the brands of this San Francisco based company. It's got the whole retail spectrum covered with its Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. Still, despite better than expected earnings, investors weren't quite ready to `jump in' to the stock. Who is it?

  • Oil Clamps Down on Stocks; BUD Pops Friday, 23 May 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses after a slightly better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales. Oil climbed above $133 a barrel.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 9:43 PM ET

    Traders are hoping for a quiet end to the week, ahead of Monday's Memorial Day holiday. They say, though, a lot will depend on what happens with April's existing home sales data, released at 10 a.m., and the price of oil.

  • Higher Oil Prices Grounding Airline Merger? Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    The original bid for Alitalia by Air France-KLM was based on an oil price of $86 a barrel, according to the Deputy CEO of Air France, in an interview on CNBC Europe. Those talks were shelved a month ago, but at $120 to $130, the Deputy CEO said that Air France-KLM would have to come up with a more "difficult and demanding" business plan.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 10:24 PM ET

    Stocks may try to shake off losses Thursday, but spiking oil prices and a weak dollar could hold back efforts to rally.

  • Retail Picks? Depends on the Growth Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 8:11 AM ET

    What should investors look for in retail stocks this week?  J. Crew and some niche retailers are offering some growth opportunities, suggests one retail analyst.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • As expected, the ECB and the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged; the ECB at 4.0 percent. Futures dipped a bit at 8:50 am ET as Mr. Trichet began talking, giving his usual speech on the importance of combating inflation.

  • Pops & Drops: Halliburton, American Airlines... Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Halliburton and Bank of New York Mellon popped while American Airlines and The Gap dropped.

  • Retailers See Dismal Sales in March Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

    Retail analysts had been expecting weak sales in March, but an early Easter holiday, chilly weather and recession-wary consumers combined to deliver March sales that were even drearier than expected.

  • Retail Sales: There Is Some Good News Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    March retail same store sales were weak, outside of discounters. Remember companies and analysts have been aggressively taking down first quarter estimates for over a month (as well as same store sales), but companies like JC Penney, Target, Gap, Abercrombie, and Kohls were all notably below expectations on same store sales.

  • Weak Retail Sales May Spur More Profit Warnings Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

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  • As Earnings Season Opens, Outlook Just Gets Worse Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 3:01 PM ET
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    Earnings season kicked off Monday, and investors are bracing for some fairly ugly results, especially in the beaten-down financial sector.