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    U.S. retail chains may report some of their worst monthly sales results this week as the global financial crisis leaves its mark on ordinary consumers, casting new doubt on holiday season sales.

  • OMG! Xmas Sales Are Starting Already Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Take off that Sarah Palin mask and get your shop on because retailers are desperate this year and they've rolled out some hefty sales before the first little pirate or princess even hits the doorbell.

  • Traders See Days Of Wide Range Ahead Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    We are entering a period of poor economic data, even poorer than the previous months, as evidenced by the retail sales data today.

  • Already Seeing Selling Into The Rally Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stock traders for the first time are openly asserting that a bottom has been put in. Concerns about global bank failures and meltdowns are receding as global finance ministers are now coordinating their efforts.

  • Paulson To Blame For Late Sell-Off? Read This First Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Late in the day Treasury Secretary Paulson did disappoint traders by saying it would take several weeks before Treasury would buy assets, but he also mentioned the powers to inject capital into financial institutions that the Treasury now has.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Retail Numbers--A Closer Look Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Due to the Yom Kippur holiday tomorrow, a number of retailers are reporting September same store sales a day early. In general, discounters (ex-Target) outperformed, so Wal-Mart, Costco BJ, and Fred's all did fairly well.

  • Traders: Rate Cut Should Have Been Later In Day Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    After closing at 1029, S&P Futures traded as low as 962 until the early morning, then rallied to as high as 1043 when the coordinated rate cut of half a point was announced, then moved all the way back down.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • Stop Trading!: Do Stocks Signal a Rate Cut? Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer speculates on where the shorts could hit next.

  • Why the Early Cycle Came Late Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    Housing woes and high oil prices pushed one of Wall Street's tried and true trading strategies off schedule.

  • Job Jitters Push Dow Back into Bear's Grip Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Disappointing stats on the job market added another layer of anxiety to a market already worried about a global slowdown, which sent stocks spiraling back into bear-market territory.

  • Dow Off Over 300 Points Amid Job Jitters Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Job-Market Jitters Rattle Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Oil, Jobless Claims Slam Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Futures Fall Further After Jobless Claims Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open on Wall Street as oil clawed back some gains, and fell further after a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • How Market Played Out Today Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    Commodities were lower, but once again it was no help for stocks. Commodity stocks were again sold off.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Macy's Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 3:34 PM ET

    As commodity prices decline, the retail sector revs up.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Rally Loses Steam Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower Tuesday as weakness in technology stocks sucked the air out the earlier  rally inspired by oil's drop and the dollar's surge.

  • Weakness in Techs Weighs on Market Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 3:34 PM ET

    Stocks came charging out of the gate, inspired by oil's drop and the dollar's surge, but weakness in technology stocks sucked the air out of the rally.