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  • Retail: New Name, New Image Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:37 PM ET
    J.C. Penney

    Two big retail players restructure, hard times for other brand names and ETFS become a scapegoat for market volatility.

  • Europe: The Patient Is On the Table Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    Europe: The patient is on the table. Martin Wolff, in an editorial in the Financial Times this morning, said that euro zone officials who insisted on treaty changes that would take two years to enact before they would act decisively were akin to doctors who were treating a critically ill patient by working out an exercise program to ensure he didn't have another heart attack. It's an apt analogy.

  • Rocking Specialty Retailing     Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Brian Tunick, J.P. Morgan, discusses which retailers will be the winners and losers of the Black Friday weekend.

  • S&P 500's Most Shorted Stocks Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Short interest in Teradyne and R.R. Donnelley & Sons increased 34 percent and 16 percent, respectively, in the past month, with more than 10 percent of their float sold short.

  • 5 Retailers Relying on Black Friday Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 1:05 PM ET
    Target Corp. employees restock merchandise while customers shop at a Super Target store in Denver, Colorado.

    Black Friday has historically been regarded as the day when retailers move from a loss into profit for the year. While the explanation no longer holds much relevance, this year the day after Thanksgiving could be critical for several major retailers.

  • Facebook's Black Friday Push Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 7:52 PM ET
    Holiday gift and ornaments

    Forget about the newspaper circular. If consumers are looking for Black Friday deals, chances are, they'll look where they spend a ton of time: Facebook. This year more than ever Facebook is a key tool for retailers to connect with shoppers. And this year big brands aren't just trying to get fans to buy, they're trying to spread their message to fans *friends* -- to leverage the site for the power of its networks.

  • Merry Mobile Christmas: MCommerce Takes Off Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:27 AM ET

    As shoppers hunt down bargains and gift ideas for the holidays, it will be hard for some to remember a time when they couldn’t pull out their smartphone and hunt down a store location, compare a product’s price, or scan customer reviews.

  • Retailers are counting on shoppers to return to an old holiday tradition: buying gifts for themselves.

  • ‘Satisfaction’ Not Guaranteed at Sears: Greenberg Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 1:37 PM ET
    Sears

    Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of the announcement that Kmart would merge with Sears spacer. And as if like clockwork, it was yet another disappointing quarter, with management reminding us that it “not satisfied” with the results.

  • Stocks End Lower in Thin Trading on EU Fears Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels Monday, but still ended lower in extremely thin trading as investors remained nervous that the euro zone's debt problems may spread to other regions.

  • Will Apple Hires Help J.C. Penney Earnings? Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 2:20 PM ET

    New management team could improve results for apparel retailer in 2012, expert says.

  • Widlitz: Retail and The Game of Chicken Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    Maybe it should not come as a surprise that consumers are pulling back just in time for the holidays

  • Futures Mixed as EU Developments Tracked Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street Monday following the resignation at the weekend of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the swearing in of former European Commissioner Mario Monti as Italian premier.

  • 8 Earnings Cramer’s Watching Next Week Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

    Find out what earnings reports and other events are in the “Mad Money” host’s “Game Plan.”

  • Holiday Retail Sales Forecast: Sunny Skies Ahead? Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 4:18 PM ET
    New Yorkers make their way through falling snow in New York, October 29, 2011. New York has been hit by snowfall before Halloween for only the fourth time since the US Civil War. (1861-1865)

    To all those who are still digging out from the deadly and massive “Snowtober” storm, some good news: The odds are good that there won’t be a “Snowvember” or “Snowcember.”

  • In the Blogosphere: A Thin Ethical Line Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    The revelation of a marketing firm that claimed to be paying writers at high-profile online outlets to insert links to its client websites has dredged up old concerns about the ethical nature of some bloggers.

  • S&P's Most Shorted Stocks Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 6:27 PM ET

    Short interest in United States Steel is up 19 percent since late September, with one-fifth of the company's float sold short. In the past seven months, US Steel stock is down 65 percent.

  • Liz Claiborne Needed Focus; Now Needs New Name: CEO Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    JC Penney

    Liz Claiborne needed to be refocused, even at the cost of selling its namesake clothing line, CEO William McComb told CNBC Friday.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Are the Apple Store Glory Days Over? Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
    Apple Store Upper Westside Manhattan

    Could it be that Apple retail chief Ron Johnson’s departure for J.C. Penney spacer was steeped as much in a peak in the performance of Apple stores as much as the opportunity he sees at the department store chain? Herb Greenberg reports.