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    Retailers are expected to get a boost from a late Easter when they report their monthly sales on Thursday. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is expected to post an 8.4 percent increase in April, compared with April 2010's 0.7 percent gain. A rundown of the estimates.

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    Despite unseasonably chilly temperatures—which should dampen demand for warm weather clothing—and rising gasoline prices—which should put a lid on spending—retail industry analysts continue to see some pockets of strength in the retail landscape. A look at where they are.

  • To see two analysts downgrade shares Gap today makes you wonder what they know and investors don’t. Or, based on the performance of Gap’s stock, what investors knew and the analysts didn’t — until now?

  • Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the U.S.'s long-term debt, citing concerns lawmakers will be unable to come to an agreement to address budgetary challenges.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Stock index futures fell further after news the ratings outlook for the United States was revised to "negative" by Standard & Poor's.

  • Six in 60

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

  • CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks closed well off the lows of the day after plunging in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Japan renewed investor fears about supply disruptions and the ongoing nuclear crisis, and as oil jumped above $110 a barrel. Caterpillar fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • Stocks continued to trade lower ahead of the close, failing to rebound entirely after another powerful earthquake in Japan renewed investor fears about supply disruptions and the ongoing nuclear crisis, and as oil jumped above $110 a barrel.  GE and Cisco fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • Stocks trimmed losses but remained down after news of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake east of Sendai Honshu, in northern Japan.

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    Although some investors worry the rally in retail could be halted by rising oil prices, one "Fast Money" trader said he's not concerned.

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    Most retailers posting March same-store sales Thursday delivered results that were better than analysts' expectations, providing some reassurance that consumers are still spending despite the late Easter and unusually cold weather.

  • Telsey on Retail

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory group, discusses winners and losers in the retail sector. So far, she says the discounters are doing very well.

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    As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.

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    China has something going for it that is sometimes overlooked; internal consumption is surging faster than most experts expected. Chinese consumption is growing by leaps and bounds and this will help fill the gap left by lower Chinese export levels.

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    As cotton prices surge, companies are trying harder to duplicate the feel of the commodity with cheaper, durable fabrics.

  • Groupon

    Groupon has built a billion dollar business around selling small businesses' daily deals, but its big national deals Gap and Nordstroms that really put the service on the map. Groupon is now teaming up with Lionsgate's to sell tickets to "The Lincoln Lawyer," which opens this weekend.

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    Retail stocks continue on their slide as investors worry about the world's second largest consumer market. NetNet spoke with Brian Sozzi, a StarMine top-ranked Equity Research Retail analyst, about his outlook on the sector.

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    Last year Chinese consumers bought $9 billion of luxury items, the 2nd highest in the world.  Overall, retail sales there soared 18 percent and firms like Apple and YUM generated billions in revenue.  Nike earned around $800 million in profits there in 2010 on nearly $2 billion in revenue.

  • Last week it was Wal-Mart with a dividend increase ... who’s next?