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  • November may have been sweeter to stores than many thought. Don't get me wrong--stores aren't going to be AHEAD of plan but it is sounding increasingly like they may NOT miss those meager plans they set for themselves at the beginning of the month. Meeting expectations COULD be a real positive for retail stocks tomorrow.

  • Discounters, Electronics Among Big Winners So Far Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 1:36 PM ET
    Shoppers look at home theater televisions at the Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co. Inc., the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, said its second-quarter earnings rose 22 percent on a 13 percent increase in revenue. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but Best Buy left its full-year guidance unchanged. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Discounters, department stores and chains that sell electronics and teen fashions lured big crowds over the weekend as the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start.

  • Gap Earnings Up 26% But Forecast Disappoints Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:52 PM ET
    Gap

    Gap posted a 26 percent rise in quarterly earnings Wednesday but a raised forecast failed to match some Wall Street targets, disappointing investors.

  • Blah Clothes Put Women on Fashion Strike Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 11:28 AM ET

    Across the nation, women over age 35 are increasingly rebelling against the suits and head-to-toe dressing of traditional department store labels like Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and the old-guard mall stores like Talbots and AnnTaylor. That's put sales of traditional women's fashions in a rut that has deepened over the past year.

  • Tuesday's Retail Rally Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 6:54 PM ET

    Believe it or not, retail gave a boost to the stock market on Tuesday. Wait until you hear which big box offered the Street a solid quarterly profit and an upbeat forecast.

  • Bernanke Speaks But It's Nothing Really New Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    Som midday observations: 1) Despite being grilled on the weak dollar, higher inflation, and the subprime crises and what he is doing about it, Bernanke has said little new. He says that economic activity has remained "resilient" but that "financial market volatility and strains have persisted." He seems to want to keep all his options open for December.

  • Retailers: Surprise For Some On Guidance Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

    Well, the retailers came in generally in line with the gloomy expectations: plenty of markdowns on warm weather. Two-thirds were below expectations, according to RetailMetrics. Department stores missed expectations across the board.

  • Winners & Losers: Retailers Rule Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 5:58 PM ET

    Rising oil prices have not stopped consumers from going to the mall.  Retailer Guess is enjoying a 15% surge in their stock price. The clothing company reported better than expected revenue.

  • Retailer's Surprise: Lower Guidance Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    September comparable retail sales were generally lower than expected, even after numbers were lowered in the last week. Apparel companies like Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed, but so did Target, as did the department stores like Saks and Nordstrom.

  • Retailers: Warm Weather Yields Cold Sales Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    Warm weather left apparel retailers with a lot of unsold suits and sweaters in September. Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed. Men's Wearhouse cut its forecast for third quarter profits, citing "continued softening in traffic trends."

  • Stop Trading!: Costco's a Buy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    Don't make the same mistake some traders are making. This is not your average retailer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Gap: Laptop with Job Seekers' Data Stolen Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 11:47 AM ET

    Clothing retailer Gap  said Friday an unencrypted computer containing the Social Security numbers of about 800,000 job applicants was stolen from a vendor it used to manage that data.

  • Retailers Surprise With Strong August Sales Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    As children prepared to head back-to-school, consumers headed back to the stores and malls, boosting sales for a wide range of U.S. retailers.

  • Gap CFO Pollitt Departs for New Role at Visa Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 5:50 PM ET

    Gap Inc. Chief Financial Officer Byron Pollitt is leaving the slumping retailer Sept. 14 to take the same job at credit card issuer Visa, the companies said Wednesday.

  • Cramer's Lightning Round Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 7:49 PM ET

    Elan, Merck, Amazon, Qualcomm and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Trading the Industry Fundamentals Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 9:34 AM ET

    Earnings and revenues only tell half the story. Knowing the yardstick by which your stock measures up to its competition is the other half. What matters to one industry might be meaningless to another.

  • Trading the Industry Fundamentals Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 8:24 PM ET

    Earnings and revenues only tell half the story. Knowing the yardstick by which your stock measures up to its competition is the other half. What matters to one industry might be meaningless to another.

  • Gap: The Ultimate Turnaround Stock Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 7:29 PM ET

    Investors can now get this once-hated name on sale.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stocks closed sharply higher after stronger-than-expected housing and durable goods data overshadowed lingering concerns about the credit markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its best week since last April  while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posted their best gains since late March

  • AnnTaylor Shares Rise as Earnings Top Estimates Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    Ann Taylor

    AnnTaylor Stores posted lower quarterly profit Friday as the women's apparel retailer suffered weak customer traffic at its Ann Taylor and LOFT chains, forcing markdowns on many items.

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