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  • Santa via Cellphone: Shopping Online With No Computer Saturday, 18 Dec 2010 | 10:06 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    This holiday season, consumers are beginning to shop and make purchases on their mobile phones. The shift from buying presents in front of the computer at home or work to doing it during bus commutes or while standing in line at cafes is small, but, for the first time, noticeable and even significant.  Tthe New York Times reports.

  • Holiday Mall Crawl With Retail Analyst Brian Sozzi Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
    Brian Sozzi

    He's got his list. And, he's checking it twice. He's not Santa. He's not on a buying spree. Wall Street Strategies Retail Analyst Brian Sozzi has been surfing the malls in and around the New York City metropolitan area. Sozzi, who is rated five stars by Starmine for accuracy, has been doing this every weekend this season.

  • Citi and the Tax-Cut Rally Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    Here's our tax cut rally. The key point isn't that the tax cuts were extended, it's that the total package is more comprehensive than anyone expected.

  • JCPenney Is 'Right Price' and 'Right Style': CEO Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 5:24 PM ET
    JC Penney

    In order to attract those precious holiday shopping dollars, JCPenney has worked to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for lower-priced, but fashion forward merchandise, according to chairman and CEO, Mike Ullman.

  • Stocks Continue December Rally to End Higher Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for second consecutive day following upbeat economic reports that revived hopes of a stronger U.S. economy and news the European Central Bank was buying euro zone debt. Home Depot and Alcoa rose, while Kraft fell.

  • Stocks Continue to Rally into Close; Banks Rise Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks continued their December rally Thursday, led by banks and homebuilders, following a handful of positive economic reports that revived hopes of a stronger U.S. economy and news the European Central Bank was buying euro zone debt.  Home Depot and Alcoa rose, while Cisco fell.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Banks; Home Depot Rises Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    Stocks gained after a surprisingly upbeat report from the housing market and as a stream of stronger-than-expected retail sales reports signaled a bright start to the holiday season. Bank of America and Home Depot rose.

  • Retailers Posting Stronger-Than-Expected Sales Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 11:09 AM ET
    Christmas shoppers attend the Galeria Kaufhof warehouse in Munich, Germany.

    November's monthly sales reports showed there were plenty of reasons for retailers to be merry as the critical holiday shopping season got underway.

  • Retail Sales Strong — Now, the Bad News Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    S&P futures had dropped a point or so as initial jobless claims for the week came in a bit heavier than expectations, 436,000 vs. 422,000 consensus. Prior week was revised upward to 410,000, from 407,000. Also: good news, nad news for retail.

  • Futures Fluctuate After Jobless Claims, Trichet Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. futures fluctuated after a unexpected rise jobless claims, and news that the European Central Bank would not be increasing its government bond purchases. But the market gained some support from stronger-than-expected retail sales reports. . 

  • Retail Sales Prep: Strong Start to the Holidays? Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    Monthly sales reports from retailers in November are expected to be strong, fueled by early holiday promotions and strong sales over the Thanksgiving weekend. A breakdown of the expected results.

  • Stocks End Lower for November; BofA Slides Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to end in positive territory but ended down as sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. News that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute gave a brief lift to stocks. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • Stocks Lose Ground Before Close; BofA Falls Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading after moving higher in the wake of news that the Obama administration will work with Republicans on the tax dispute. Rising worries over sovereign debt concerns in the euro zone kept a check on gains throughout the session. BofA and Procter & Gamble fell.

  • It's Cyber Monday All Week as Retailers Extend Deals Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    First Black Friday became a whole weekend of deals, now it looks like it's Cyber Monday all week. Several retailers have announced extensions of their Cyber Monday discounts into Tuesday or for the entire week.

  • Cramer Picks His Fave Department Store Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 6:32 PM ET

    Of these four top retail names, here's why Cramer likes this one the best.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Cramer's Top Buyout Candidates Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 3:35 PM ET

    After J Crew said it's agreed to go private, investors are speculating on which retailer will be taken out next. Here's Cramer's take.

  • Europe Market Lows May Boost US Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:11 PM ET

    European stocks have closed on the lows of the day. This may help US market: European institutions should be done selling stocks and the euro...this may help lift the euro and weaken the dollar.

  • What's On: Retail Stocks and a Medal of Honor Winner Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 8:02 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Shoppers leave a store on 'Black Friday' in New York City.

    A few years ago, Thanksgiving was not even considered a shopping day, as most stores are closed. But this year, retailers are driving customers to the Web with more specials than ever — door busters without the door — creating an online jump-start to the traditional Black Friday rush. The New York times reports.