Stocks closed near session highs Monday, fueled by a merger between two big Greek banks, a better-than-expected personal spending report and as the damage from Hurricane Irene over the weekend was less than feared.
The eye of Irene made its way over the New York City Sunday, rolling directly over the borough of Queens, and though the storm unleashed intense rains and heavy winds on the city, it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss possible ways to trade this massive storm.
With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.
While some New Yorkers tell me they are heading to the cheese and wine shop to prepare rather than to Home Depot, most consumers are taking Irene seriously.
The "Mad Money" host breaks down a few bright spots in the market today.
Stocks rallied strongly in the final hour Wednesday, logging a three-day gain, after hovering near the flat line for most of the session, but investors remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech at the end of week.
With the markets in turmoil, the Fast traders had a handful of stocks on their radar Monday. Find out how they are trading H-P, Lowe's and FedEx.
The "Mad Money" host looks at which home improvement retailer's stock is the best buy.
With Target and Staples reporting impressive earnings, the Fast traders tell you how to play it.
Insight on Home Depot's successful restructuring plan and whether Lowe's could follow suit, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
The “Mad Money” host explains why Europe’s problems trump good news out of the US.
The traders were closely watching the action in retail after a slew of catalysts emerged that could move the market. What must you know?
Stocks staged a late-day comeback from session lows Tuesday after traders were disappointed by comments from Sarkozy and Merkel, but the gains were not enough for the market to finish in positive territory.
In spite of Home Depot's increased earnings-per-share forecast in their quarterly earnings report this morning, depressed consumer spending could stifle the stock, one analyst said.
Breaking down the home improvement company's Q2 earnings results, with Daniel Binder, Jefferies & Co.
Europe is weak this morning, and U.S. S&P futures began dropping shortly after Germany's Q2 GDP came out — a gain of only 0.1 percent sequentially was a disappointment.
Futures tumbled Tuesday following a handful of economic reports in addition to news that German GDP growth slowed more than expected.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy may wind up their Tuesday meeting with a list of accomplishments as empty as the streets of Paris in August.