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  • 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.

  • Scrooge Hasn’t Left the Building Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:00 PM ET

    This holiday season is setting up to be a real nail biter. Most holiday forecasts call for flat or just slightly higher sales than last year. But several factors may tip the scale. On the plus-side: there is a more upbeat mood among affluent consumers as well as a strong appetite for gadgets and electronics. On the downside: there is an uncertain economy, with unemployment stubbornly high, and a consumer who looks at spending quite differently than in the past. What will shift the balance?

  • Retailers Think Out of The Box This Holiday Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Macys at Jersey City decorated for holidays

    Times are tough, and retailers are getting creative, wrapping their marketing campaigns in some unlikely packaging this year, from new “grab-and-go” gift shops at Macy’s to new flexible payment options at Sears.

  • Black Friday Traps You Should Avoid Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Women with Sale bags

    Black Friday weekend, the Super Bowl of the holiday shopping season, is upon us. But in the frenzy of the weekend, it's easy to fall into some common traps. Here’s a primer on which pitfalls to avoid and tips on how to snag the best deals.

  • What's On: GM's IPO, Shopping Stocks and CEO of Rio Tinto Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 8:34 AM ET

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

  • Stocks Gave up Gains to End Mixed; Disney Falls Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks fell in the last few minutes of trading Monday to close mixed despite being higher most of the day after an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.

  • Market Turns Lower, Led by Materials, Energy Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks fell on Monday as investors recouped from last week's selloff to focus on an upbeat retail sales report, and news that firms were beginning to spend cash on acquisitions. Caterpillar rose, Disney fell.

  • Stocks Gain Amid Mergers; Tech Slides Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks gained amid news of strong retail sales in October and acquisitions by Caterpillar and EMC, and despite continuing worries over debt troubles in periphery European countries. Caterpillar rose, while Disney fell.