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  • Stocks Mixed in Light Volume as Quarter Ends Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.

  • Is $106 the Breaking Point for Oil? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Is $106 the breaking point for oil? First, some traders insisted $100 oil was the line in the sand: go over it, and our rally would falter. But it didn't happen: after a brief, three-week flutter, the major indices are knocking on the door of their old highs.

  • Playing Consumer Catch Phrases Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    We've put together a shopping list of catch phrases that apply to the consumer economy.

  • Consumers Like Mobile Shopping Sites and Apps Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:32 PM ET
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    The mobile phone as a tool for shopping actually has the potential to bridge traditional retail and digital retail in a way that couldn’t have been otherwise possible.

  • Stocks End Sharply Higher in Broad Rally Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply higher after rallying throughout the session Thursday as an upbeat report on jobless claims and falling oil prices led investors to retrace losses from earlier in the week ahead of a key jobs report on Friday. Caterpillar and Bank of America gained.

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Industrials; Oil Slides Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks rallied more than 1 percent across the board Thursday, fueled by a handful of upbeat economic news and as oil prices declined amid talks of a peace plan in Libya.

  • Most Retailers Top Estimates, Some See Weak March Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
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    Despite storms and rising gasoline prices, many retailers reportedly monthly sales managed to top analysts' estimates, but some warned of a weaker March due the timing of the Easter holiday.

  • Cash-strapped states combined with the rapid advancement of e-books could spell the end to the public library over the next 10 years.

  • Yes, Stocks Can Advance with $100 Oil Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    Today's action suggests stocks may still be able to advance with oil at $100, but it's dicey above that. Mid-morning stocks weakened as oil moved to $102, but stocks gradually recovered even as oil has held in near $102. At 2pm ET major indices were flat, more up stocks than down stocks.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Week Winning Streak Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to end higher amid light volume, led by financial and tech stocks, and as oil prices stabilized.  Intel rose, while Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks Higher, But on Pace To Fall for the Week Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to climb higher, led by the technology and financial stocks, as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Boeing fell, while Wal-Mart rose.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Tech; AIG Sinks Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks came off the highs of the session but still rose after a mixed batch of economic news, but as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Intel gained, while Wal-Mart stumbled.

  • Disappointing GDP Revision Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Friday, even after the second estimate for Q4 GDP, at 2.8 percent, came in well below expectations of 3.3 percent; the prior estimate was 3.2 percent. The recovery is clearly going to be slower than hoped, and joblessness is going to remain higher longer.

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    As the most volatile week in months winds down, investors are more likely to quietly square positions Friday, ahead of the weekend and month end.

  • Earnings Roundup: Feb. 25 Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:19 AM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Feb. 25.

  • Consumers Can Manage Higher Gas Prices for Now Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
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    Consumers are facing higher prices at every turn—interest rates, food, apparel, and now gasoline, all are on the rise. However, as crude oil prices crossed the psychologically important $100-a-barrel mark, there are a number of analysts who are not concerned about the impact energy prices will have on consumers and the economy—at least not yet.

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    The S&P is now up 6.8 percent for the year, and analysts and traders keep watching for the pullback that just doesn't seem to come. Turmoil in the Middle East, recurring sovereign debt concerns in Europe and now the idea of inflation all hang over markets.

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    While many analysts expect holiday sales numbers to be strong, Wall Street is expecting earnings conference calls next week to serve more as inflation strategy sessions than as quarterly reviews.

  • Halftime: A Pro's Guide to Retail Earnings Next Week Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

    Thirteen retailers will give quarterly results next week, but which retail name has pricing power? The "Fast Money" traders discuss.

  • Your First Move For Wednesday February 16th Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

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