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  • Empty Backpacks for Back-to-School Season? Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
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    Estimates for the back-to-school shopping season are starting to come in and some of the reports are pretty grim, as analysts fear recent weakness in consumer spending will only grow worse in the months ahead.

  • Target or Wal-Mart? Pro Picks Favorite Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Days after Target announced a new partnership with high-end department store Neiman Marcus, the company hit fresh a 52-week high on Friday. Still, one analyst thinks it has more room to run.

  • Below $33 This Stock Trends to New Lows: Seymour Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    With the latest data from China calling demand for metals into question, top trader Tim Seymour is watching one stock very closely.

  • Stocks to Watch: KLAC, CMI, RIMM & More Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:53 PM ET
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    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

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    While Best Buy cutting back on staff is nothing new — and certainly not a surprise — it may be the first of many announcements to come from retailers, especially as the holidays approach. Last year, Best Buy cut back on its plans to hire temporary staff for the holiday, adding only 15,000 workers versus 29,000 in 2010.

  • Economic Fears Take Toll on Retail Sales in June Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
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    Retailers reported largely disappointing sales in June, as consumers pulled back on spending amid concerns about jobs and the economy.

  • Luring Online Shoppers Offline Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 10:45 AM ET
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    As online shopping has surged, traditional retailers have lost millions in sales to so-called showrooming — when shoppers check out products in stores that they then buy from websites. Now some big retailers are taking a new approach, The New York Times reports.

  • JC Penney Big 4th of July Discounts Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
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    JC Penney surprised shoppers with a huge sale, but what happened to CEO Ron Johnson's plan to ditch the sales for everyday low prices? CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the details.

  • The Trick to Weaning Shoppers Off Discounts Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:58 PM ET
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    It’s getting more difficult for discount-addicted consumers to get their fix. Major retailers are scaling back promotions — for better or worse.

  • Holiday gift and ornaments

    We are now six months from Christmas. While that still gives shoppers plenty of time to make up their minds on what they want to buy, retail executives have to start making up their minds now about what they want to sell.

  • Stocks to Watch: BUD, STZ, WMT & More Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
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    Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Stocks to Watch: CAG, VFC, KMX & More Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 7:49 AM ET
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    Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:

  • Your First Move For Thursday June 21st Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Last Call: The Caddyshack Rally Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 11:39 PM ET
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    Adobe beats earnings but shares fall; Jamie Dimon takes to Capitol Hill again but little new is learned; Wall Street waits to see what the Fed will do tomorrow; Steve Wynn’s former wife sues to sell her shares.

  • Jim Cramer Contrarian On Walgreen, JCPenney Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
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    Separate recent announcements by retailer JCPenney and drug store chain Walgreen could give investors a big opportunity, but Cramer said it’s not what you might think.

  • Stocks Close Higher Amid Fed Action Hopes Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Tuesday amid optimism that the Federal Reserve will announce further steps to help the economy following their two-day meeting, but finished off session highs after reports that a German official said there were no plans to use the EU's rescue fund to buy bonds of troubled countries.

  • JC Penny

    Michael Francis headed for the exit today at JCPenney after 9 short months with the company. Seems the "dream team" is showing some cracks. Mr. Francis was responsible for marketing and merchandising, which will now fall under the control of Ron Johnson, CEO.

  • Stocks to Watch: FDX, WAG, ORCL & More Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:50 AM ET
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    Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:

  • Last Call: Mike Tyson and Microsoft Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 11:22 PM ET
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    Microsoft unveils a tablet it hopes can rival the iPad; Oracle announces earnings early; a key exec departs JC Penny and Carl Icahn gets an ally on the Chesapeake board.

  • Short-Covering Rally Coming in This Retailer: Adami Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:28 PM ET

    As negative as developments sound for one retailer, they may actually be good, if you're a trader.