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  • Retailers Trounce Estimates, Aided by Early Easter Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:49 AM ET
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    Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.

  • Edwards: Take Care Shopping the Retail Sector Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."

  • Retail Chain Sees More Upside Ahead: Traders Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 7:35 AM ET

    Kohl's is rebounding after a four-month correction, and the bulls are looking for more upside.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.