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  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows as oil prices soared and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • As Stocks Hit an Oil Slick, Here's What You Can Do Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Just when it looked like stocks were about to break through a wall, they appear to have slipped on a road covered with oil.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices blew past $129 a barrel and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Market's Problems: Oil, Retail, Financials, Dollar Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:23 PM ET

    The retail issues are not surprising; we heard Lowe's talking cautiously yesterday, now Home Depot is guiding toward the low end of its previous guidance. Bottom line: the retail turnaround is less certain, and further out.

  • Retailers Take Tepid View of Economy Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Few, if any, signs of improvement here. Saks and Staples expect the U.S. economy to remain weak for the rest of 2008.

  • Home Depot's Profit Hurt By Housing Meltdown Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:59 AM ET
    Home Depot Shopper

    Home Depot said quarterly profit fell 66 percent as the U.S. housing meltdown hurt sales and it took a charge to close stores and curb expansion plans.

  • Stocks Skid as Core Produce Prices Jump Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday after a measure of wholesale inflation rose more than expected, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Home Depot's Bottom Line: Weaker Sales Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Futures dropped a bit as core PPI for April was a stronger than expected. Elsewhere: 1) Home Depot beat estimates, reporting earnings of $0.41 (14 percent below last year's $0.48), vs. consensus estimates of $0.37. Despite the apparent beat, the stock is down 3 percent:

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Wall Street is on inflation watch Tuesday. In fact, it is beginning to be on inflation watch everyday. The producer price index, the measure of inflation at the producer level, is released at 8:30 a.m. and is the only item on the economic calendar for Tuesday.

  • Rallied Denied: Stocks Close Mixed Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    The S&P and Dow eked out gains Monday as record oil prices boosted energy shares, but the Nasdaq slipped after a chipmaker's warning. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.

  • Home Depot Shopper

    Last week, Wal-Mart showed it can make money in the current economic environment. This week, the worry is Home Depot won't be able to deliver. Can Home Depot break ranks with rival Lowe's and improve its guidance? Sure, but don't hold your breath.

  • Uptick in Leading Indicators Boosts Stocks Monday, 19 May 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as an uptick in leading indicators offered investors a modest confirmation of the optimism they've been trading on.

  • Lowe's Posts Lower Profit, Cuts Year Forecast Monday, 19 May 2008 | 1:51 PM ET
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    Retailer Lowe's reported an 18 percent drop in first-quarter profit Monday as the slumping US housing market and soft economy hurt sales, and it cut its full-year profit forecast, sending its shares down as much as 3 percent.

  • Finding Profits in Oil Services, Home Improvement Monday, 19 May 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be placing their bets now.

  • HP, GM Lead Dow; Home Depot Skids Monday, 19 May 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Monday as high oil prices fueled concerns about the weary consumer and there was fresh chatter that the credit crunch isn't yet over.

  • Game Plan: The Great Market Debate of 2008 Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:53 PM ET

    Is this a real bottom or not? Cramer says it doesn’t matter.

  • Mad Mail: Thanks for Yamana! Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer's thoughts on NASCAR advertising, why he takes his watch off during the Lightning Round and more.

  • Bet on Real Estate Rebound Without Buying a House Friday, 9 May 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    While there is still debate over whether now is the right time to buy a house, there are other opportunities to make a profit in real estate.

  • Is The Housing Crisis Over? Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    A hedge fund manager argues in the WSJ that the housing market is bottoming. Is he right… or out of his mind?