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  • One Lone Department Stores Rated ‘Buy’ at UBS Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 5:47 PM ET

    UBS has a ‘Buy’ rating on only one department store. Know which it is?

  • Stocks Snap 5-Day Losing Streak, Led by Banks Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by an upbeat start to earnings season and the Fed's latest Beige Book report, giving investors a chance to breathe a sigh of relief following a string of declines.

  • Employees help customers at a Best Buy store.

    It’s going to take more than a new CEO to fix Best Buy’s problems, but at least it’s a start. At best, it’s a signal the board is getting ready to be more aggressive about shaking things up and reinventing the brand.

  • A customer looks at smartphones at a Best Buy store.

    Can we blame Brian Dunn for Best Buy’s current woes? While many are pointing to Dunn’s shortcomings as a CEO, it's important to look at history and see that he inherited a lot of the company's current troubles.

  • In Executive Pay, a Rich Game of Thrones Saturday, 7 Apr 2012 | 9:01 PM ET

    Although the growth in CEO compensation slowed last year, the pay numbers are still eye-popping. The New York Times reports.

  • Will Retail's Bloom Fade in April? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    Retailers turned in very solid gains in March, but the big question now is: can the momentum continue?

  • March Retail Sales Strong...Now for the Bad News Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    March retail sales strong: March same-store sales up 3.9 percent, well above estimates of 3.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics. Now for the bad news...

  • Box Stores Must Find Way to Adapt: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    Best Buy's decision to close 50 of its U.S. stores and focus on its Geek Squad service company through 100 small mobile locations in fiscal 2013 is the latest example of how the "big box" is struggling against digital competition.

  • Eddie Lampert: Retail Needs to Adapt or Die Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    Retail needs to adapt or die. That was the call to action sounded by Eddie Lampert, founder of ESL Partners, which controls about 60 percent of Sears Holdings, in an interview with CNBC Wednesday. In a rare media appearance, Lampert said the changes in the retail industry have been great for the consumer, but there is a question about whether it has been great for business.

  • What should you make of Danaher and Starbucks as these stocks touch new 52-week highs?

  • J.C. Penney vs. Kohls Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    J.C. Penney vs. Kohls

    JPMorgan is reducing J.C. Penney's F12 same-store sales estimates since sales trends appear softer than anticipated, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Hedge Fund Managers Who Fell Off 'The Rich List' Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:11 PM ET
    The Rich List

    In a reversal of fortune five hedge fund managers who fell off Absolute Return + Alpha magazine annual ranking of the top earning hedge fund managers, known as 'The Rich List'. The magazine’s goal is to bring transparency to the secretive space of the hedge fund industry.

  • If strong sales have piqued your interest in retailers, trade the space like this.

  • Urban Outfitters

    As teen retailer Urban Outfitters prepares to release its quarterly earnings on Monday after the closing bell, two analysts expressed their concerns about the space’s intense competition.

  • Burned by JC Penney Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    A short position in JC Penney may have looked like a smooth move at the time, but as it turned out, Zach Karabell fumbled the play

  • JCP: Buy, Sell or Hold? Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    JCP: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Fast Money trader Zach Karabell explains why he shorted JCP, which popped after he made that call.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    A lot of retailers are going to profit as J.C. Penney continues its turnaround, Morgan Stanley analyst Michelle Clark told CNBC Thursday.

  • ‘Innovation’ Not Chained to Tech Sector Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 12:51 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, highlights a "Mad Money" theme to look out for throughout 2012—how innovation is a key driver for names across sectors.

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    Good results or bad — It won’t be long before retailers have to rip off the monthly same-store sales Band-Aid when the report comes out Thursday.