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  • Quick recap on another episode of what is fast becoming a Friday night sensation. We kicked off the show with a good ol' fashion overwrite on National Oilwell Varco.

  • New York City Skyline

    Commercial rents have fallen about 20 to 30 percent around the US, and paired with bargain-seeking consumers, discount retailers can now afford stores in lucrative spots of major metropolitan areas, where they couldn't previously afford the rent.

  • Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.

  • Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. The Dow finished down about 50 points on the week, snapping a four-week winning streak.That snapped the markets four-week winning streak:

  • The sentiment is that the markets are due for a pullback, but is this your next buying opportunity?

  • Several retailers --JC Penney for example -- are modestly raising 2009 earnings estimates. So why aren't the stocks up today?

  • Futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest year-over-year decline since 1950.

  • Thursday's market activity was headlined by bad news, but rose despite a jump in jobless claims, a dip in retail sales and a new report showing a 7% increase in foreclosures.

  • Traders at New York Stock Exchange.

    The economy's bumpy progress is giving the stock market more reason to pause, but the bulls are hanging on for the time being.

  • Plus, get calls on the banks, retail and more.

  • Plenty more retail earnings and commentary ahead.  Just don't expect a lot of gushy, positive comments--there's little incentive to do so.

  • The markets are marginally higher during intraday trading, despite a jump in jobless claims, a dip in retail sales and a new report showing a 7% increase in foreclosures.

  • The Mad Money host says we should feel confident in this recovery. Here’s why.

  • Wall Street Trader

    Wall Street's bull could take a breather in the week ahead, but the trend for stocks remains higher, for now.

  • Also, Cramer reiterates why you should be a buyer of Citigroup before Sept 10th.

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    Retailers are managing their business better, even though consumers are still conserving cash— and investors are taking notice.

  • Cramer says that now is the time to buy “insurance” for your portfolio in the form of gold stocks.

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    Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains.

  • The hope is that we will see some back to school lift, but Labor Day is the latest possible date this year. There are a lot of tax-free holidays in August, particularly in the South, that may help.

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    Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.