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  • Dept. Stores Did Better than Discounters Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.

  • Retail Sales Prep: Back-to-School Edition Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 2:19 PM ET
    Gap jeans

    Discounters and department stores are expected to fare well when retailers issue their monthly sales reports Thursday, as consumers look for one-stop shopping to stock up on school supplies and clothing. Which retailers are heading to the top of the class? A look at analysts' estimates.

  • Halftime Pt. 2—Bargains North of the Border Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

    If your American bank bet isn't working out, Veracruz founder Steve Cortes recommends going "north of the border."

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain; Dow Ends Above 10,000 Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded heading into the final hour of trading Wednesday, threatening to snap a four-day losing streak. The Dow was higher, finding firmer footing above 10,000.

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  • What Williams-Sonoma's Earnings Say About the Consumer Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:52 AM ET
    Williams Sonoma

    Talk about bucking the trends! Williams-Sonoma's profit blows past estimates, proving two things: Affluent consumers have money if they want to spend it, and retailers can coax them to spend if they have the right merchandise and the right message.

  • Is Retail Signaling a Newly Confident Consumer? Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on earnings and GM’s coming IPO.

  • Stocks Fall as Closing Bell Nears; Retail Drops Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 10:15 AM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday in quiet summer trading as the closing bell neared after several reports on the economy did little to improve the mood of investors and the market continued on track to record its worst week since the week ending July 2.

  • Is It Time to Surrender to the Downtrend? Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    With stocks closing lower 4 days in a row, is it time to surrender to the trend?

  • Stocks End Down Sharply for the Week Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week down sharply, with the major indexes down as much as 4 percent in the worst week for the markets since July 2.  Retail drops.

  • Stocks Slip After Mixed Data; Nordstrom Falls Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    U.S. stocks were lower Friday after several reports on the economy did little to change the overall picture for investors.

  • Is It Time to Bet Against the Consumer? Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 7:18 AM ET

    How are you playing the retail sector? Does Friday the 13th matter? Share your opinion.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Market Awaits Consumer Reports Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 7:31 PM ET

    A batch of consumer and inflation data could help determine how a wobbly stock market will finish out the week. Retail sales, consumer sentiment and the latest CPI are all being reported in the morning.

  • Stocks Close Down, Off Lows of Day; Cisco Falls Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Thursday, continuing a losing streak amid light volume and continued worries over the state of the economy. Cisco skidded, Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Close Down, Off Lows of Day, Cisco Falls Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks continued a losing streak Thursday heading into the close, amid light volume and continued worries over the state of the economy triggered by the latest batch of economic data and comments from Cisco that customers are hestitant about a recovery. Cisco skidded, Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.

  • Stocks Slip After Jobless Jump; AmEx Skids Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.

  • What's On: WalMart, Ford and Digital Records Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 7:37 AM ET

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

  • New Insights On Health Of Consumer Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

    Investors can’t wait to get their hands on the latest retail numbers to gauge the health of the consumer and by proxy the rally.

  • Can Back-to-School Shoppers Give July Sales a Boost? Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:24 PM ET
    Shoppers

    The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.

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