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  • Pisani: Jobs? March Sales Are Important, Too Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    Retail sales for March: another month that may be better than expected. While everyone is fixated on the jobs report, watch out for March same store sales, due April 8. February retail sales were better than expected, despite bad weather, now the same may happen for March. Same thing: poor weather pattern in third week in the Northeast, but early reports seem to be encouraging.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain; Verizon Jumps Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session as techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak.

  • Stocks Rise as Confidence Jumps; Verizon Gains Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after a jump in consumer confidence and encouraging read on housing. Tech and telecom were the big trading story amid news that Apple's working on an iPhone that works on the Verizon network.

  • Futures Rise as Apple Gains, AT&T Falls Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures poionted to a modest gain at the open on big news in the smartphone industry and ahead of reports on housing and consumer confidence.

  • Retailers Spending More To Woo Customers Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 2:10 PM ET
    Blogger

    As their margins begin to recover and shoppers start loosening their discretionary budgets, experts said retailers need to focus more on customer service initiatives to win consumers over.

  • What Greek Debt Really Means for US Stocks Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 7:46 PM ET

    The American markets are reacting to the country’s problems the same way they did health care. Cramer explains why that is wrong.

  • March 23: Unusual Volume Leaders Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 2:28 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Consumers to Spend More on Easter Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 2:54 PM ET
    Easter Eggs

    There may be fewer frills on Easter bonnets, but more spending on jelly beans, flavored marshmallows, and other goodies, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, which predicts consumers will spend more on Easter.

  • Consumers Shop, and Retail Stocks Don’t Drop Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Another strong round of retail sales came in this morning, with broad gains across the board in February despite wintry weather throughout much of the Midwest and East Coast.

  • As the Olympics wind down this weekend, one job-posting site gave out a gold medal of its own — to the company that posted the most job listings in January!

  • Feb. 19: Unusual Volume Leaders Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 1:45 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Trader Talk: Is Schlumberger Gunning for Smith Intl.? Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:25 AM ET

    Stocks were jittery following the Fed’s announcement that it is raising the discount rate — the rate that the Fed charges banks for loans. However, this move was expected following indications of a pending move by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during his Congressional testimony last week.

  • Earnings Roundup: Feb. 19 Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 6:15 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Feb. 19.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks 'Edgy' Over Greek Debt, Stimulus Sunday, 14 Feb 2010 | 6:56 PM ET

    Investors are likely to stay uncertain in the coming week, with investors focused on Europe's sovereign credit woes in the short term, and a world with less government-induced stimulus in the long term.

  • Cramer: Buy Art Tech's Offering Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to Goldman's bonus brouhaha and Exxon's earnings.

  • A Risky, But Exciting, E-Commerce Play Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 7:59 PM ET

    A spec pick on e-commerce without placing your bet on any specific merchant.

  • What's On Retailers' Minds? Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
    Allen Questrom

    How to get jobs growing again is an issue that is front and center on the minds of retailers, according to panelist speaking at the National Retail Federation's annual convention.

  • Winning Retail Stocks for 2010: Senior Analysts Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    As investors look for the retail sector to rebound in 2010, Jeff Klinefelter and Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analysts at Piper Jaffray, shared their picks and pans for the New Year.

  • Sparse Shelves Greet Post-Christmas Deal Hunters Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Shoppers across the country returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.

  • Shoppers Return to Malls, Looking for Deals Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Shoppers across the country returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.