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  • S&P's Most Shorted Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Shares of Sears and AK Steel have seen a more than 50 percent jump in short-interest since early August.

  • $780 Prada Boots... Fur Real? Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 2:43 PM ET
    Prada's Hidden Wedge Fur Boot

    Retailers are trying to coax consumers out of hiding with a new gimmick this season.

  • Holiday Shopping Season Looking Weak for Retailers Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    Christmas shoppers attend the Galeria Kaufhof warehouse in Munich, Germany.

    U.S. retailers may see more moderate sales gains this holiday season as persistently high unemployment and steeper gasoline and grocery prices prompt shoppers to think twice about spending, according to early forecasts.

  • Newspapers to Insert 'iCircular' Ads on Phones Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    ICircular will start appearing Monday in the mobile phone applications of the participating newspapers. It's the pilot phase of a project announced nearly a year ago by the AP, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by newspapers.

  • Stocks Rally for 4th Day on Europe Bank Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.

  • Retail landed back on the "Fast Money" team's radar after Deutsche Bank suggested 6 pair trades. Find out how they would play it.

  • Ackman to Reveal Investment at 'Delivering Alpha' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:50 AM ET

    Bill Ackman can always be relied on to provide a little excitement in investing circles. His lunchtime presentation at CNBC and Institutional Investor’s Delivering Alpha conference today will be no exception. The founder and CEO of hedgefund Pershing Square Capital Management will unveil his latest investing idea.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

  • It seems both the bulls and bears are owning the lousy jobs report as the key catalyst that sends the market whooshing lower -- errr surging higher. How can that be?

  • Stocks Snap 4-Day Rally Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off September with a weak start, finishing near session lows in volatile trading, following a handful of mixed economic news and as investors waited for the government's monthly jobs report on Friday.

  • Global Stocks Weaker on Manufacturing Data Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    The U.S. August ISM figure is out at 10 a.m. Consensus is about 48, anything below 50 indicates contraction. Watch what happens if the figure is weaker than consensus—say, 44 or below. If the market rises, that's a sign of gaming the Fed—traders expecting another round of quantitative easing.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Rally in Choppy Session Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 4:17 PM ET

    Stocks staged a late-day rally in light, choppy trading Tuesday, following the latest Fed meeting minutes, which showed officials debated a third round of asset purchases to stimulate the economy and after investors shrugged off a disappointing consumer confidence report.

  • Gold's Up — A Good Day for a Gold Series! Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    A good day for a gold series! Gold rose again this morning, partly on our CNBC interview with Charles Evans, president of the Chicago Federal Reserve.

  • Buffett, Ackman Buy Dollar Stores—Should You? Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:32 PM ET

    William Ackman's Pershing Square CapitalHedge and billionaire Warren Buffett are getting bullish on dollar stores. Should you? A report from TheStreet examines how dollar stores are performing in the current market.

  • Woman shopping for clothing

    As we head into the thick of retail earnings season the threat of higher input costs is still weighing on investors’ minds. Most retailers were forced to start passing through select price increases in Q2, and we will hear just how that went over with the consumer as earnings hit the tape. While it is early in the game indications are so far so good.

  • Stocks End Higher, but Down Over 1% for Week Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Friday in a highly volatile week, with the Dow logging its first two-day rally since early July. Despite the wild market swings in the last several days, all three major averages are down less than 2 percent for the week.

  • We Want Calm, but That's Still Not Happening Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 10:14 AM ET

    It's easy to say the markets are calm Friday, but it's not exactly correct. The S&P 500 futures have swung in a 33-point range overnight—that is pretty volatile. We want calm, but it's just not happening.

  • Futures Higher as Europe Bans Short-Selling Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    Futures rebounded Friday, following positive retail sales news and as a ban on short selling in several European markets for the next 15 days appeared to soothe fears over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • NYSE Traders

    Stocks could take another roller coaster ride Friday, as investors keep their eyes on Europe ahead of the weekend.

  • Cramer: 7 Things to Watch Next Week Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan" for the days to come.