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  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Close, Led by Banks

    Stocks rose as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week.   Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and GE fell. 

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    In a bid to capture younger shoppers and recoup market share lost to stores like H&M, Forever 21 and Zara—which churn out runway-inspired looks at bargain prices—JCPenney bowed in-store shops from Spanish chain Mango; Macy's rolled out the Material Girl line from Madonna; and Sears unveiled “Now+Here,” a fast-fashion junior and apparel department.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Banks Rise, Techs Fall

    Stocks turned mixed as Citigroup earnings lifted bank stocks, but a decline in tech stocks took strength out of the Nasdaq. JPMorgan and Exxon Mobil rose, while Intel fell. 

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    Update: JC Penney's New Poison Pill

    J.C. Penney has put in a poison pill that prevents any other shareholder of exceeding a 10 percent stake in the company.

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both up more than 5 percent this year, and barring something dramatic will finish in the black.

  • Stocks End Mixed, As Dow Slips, Nasdaq Soars

    Stocks ended higher for the week, but mixed for the day as financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.  GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.

  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close; Google Soars

    Stocks were mixed ahead of the closing bell as the financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.    GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Are Investors Blind to Bad News?

    It has certainly seemed so lately. Cramer’s advice: Use that to your advantage.

  • Pops & Drops: J.C. Penney & Manitowoc

    As stocks had a mixed finish Monday, the traders discuss some market movers that caught their eye.

  • If QE2 Is Priced In, Is Rally About To Stall?

    Expectations that the Fed will take swift action lifted the Dow above 11,000. But if it's priced in, how should you position now?

  • Pops & Drops: JC Penney, Fortune Brands...

    Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of JC Penney and Fortune Brands popped while CVS Caremark and The Gap dropped.

  • Dow Ends Above 11,000; 1st Time Since May

    The Dow closed above 11,000 for the first time since early May on hopes the Federal Reserve would step in to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft  fell.

  • Stocks Rise; Dow on Pace to Close Above 11,000

    Stocks added to gains as the close neared, with the Dow rising above the 11,000 mark, as investors anticipated the weak jobs report would prompt the Federal Reserve to step in and spur economic growth.  Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Bank of America and Kraft  fell.

  • October 8: Unusual Volume Leaders

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

  • Stocks Advance as Materials Rise; Kraft Slips

    The Dow crossed the psychologically important 11,000 mark as investors anticipated the weak jobs report will prompt the Federal Reserve to spur economic growth. Alcoa and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Bill Ackman, the noted activist investor with a noticeably mixed track record when it comes to investing in retail is at it again.

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    Is Shopping Headed for a Pre-Christmas Slump?

    Welcome to the new reality: consumers want to—or have to—pay in cash, and that means it's time to starting pinching pennies to save up for holiday gifts.

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    A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.

  • Retail & Earnings: Winners, Losers — and Why

    September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.