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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • S&P's Most Shorted Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 9:06 PM ET

    Following a broad selloff on Thursday due to global economic worries, the Dow and S&P 500 are on pace for their largest weekly losses since the heart of the 2008 financial crisis. 

  • Summer Heat Raises Retailer Estimates: Citi Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    Citi raised earnings estimates for a numer of retailers, as July's warm weather heats up sales, according to its same-store sales preview.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks End Lower, but Log Second Weekly Gain Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Friday following a dismal government employment report, but still closed higher for the second week ahead of the widely-anticipated earnings season.

  • Futures Tumble After Dismal Jobs Report Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    Futures tumbled sharply Friday after employment rose far less than expected, shattering hopes that the economy was starting to regain momentum after a soft patch in the first half of the year.

  • Stocks End Higher Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks backed off from their intraday highs, but still finished sharply higher Thursday after a pair of jobs news offered some hope that the employment picture was improving ahead of the critical government non-farm payroll report.

  • Stocks Add to Gains, All 10 S&P Sectors Higher Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks continued to gain into the final hour of trading Thursday after a pair of encouraging employment reports and stronger-than-expected monthly chain-store sales lifted investor optimism ahead of Friday's key employment data.

  • Reality Check after Retail Stocks Climb Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 2:49 PM ET
    A shopper walks past a sale sign at 5 7 9 clothing store at Randhurst Shopping Center  in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    ADP numbers and better-than-expected June retail sales across the board put a smile back on retail investors’ faces today. So is it time to break out the champagne?

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    Retailers reported sales in June that looked very solid, but the virtual silence regarding second-quarter earnings speaks volumes. Retailers are uncertain about how consumer spending will play out in July.

  • Stocks Rise Amid Strong Economic News Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks climbed Thursday, led by banks, after investors cheered a pair of employment reports that showed better-than-expected results and as retailers posted monthly chain-store sales that largely outpaced estimates.