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  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 7:02 PM ET

    Stocks could sprint higher into the coming week, as a strengthening dollar and declining commodities prices encourage buyers hoping for a reprieve from inflation.

  • Stocks Have Biggest Week Since April Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Stocks rallied  Friday as a more than $4 a barrel drop in oil prices offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss.  It's going to be the same story next week: Energy prices. Even if there are disappointments in CPI or Wal-Mart's earnings, investors are expected to overlook them as the drop in gas prices puts more money in consumers' pockets.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week of 8/8 Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    All major U.S. Indices ended the week in positive territory, led by a 4.46% gain in the NASDAQ Composite Index. Commodity prices continued to fall broadly across the board, with oil prices tumbling $9.90 this week.

  • "[The] stock market: a loser across the board. It was a loser early, it stayed a loser and became a bigger loser as the day went on," Dylan summed up Thursday's trading with that one statement, as AIG and Wal-mart lead the Dow's one-day, 225-point dive. A few lone tech stocks were the only winners in an otherwise distressed market. Adding to the bearish environment was the morning's new jobless claim numbers, the highest reported in several months.

  • AIG, Wal-Mart Hurt Dow as Oil Tops $120 Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Oil Surrenders Gains Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses Thursday afternoon as oil prices flattened out. Putting pressure on stocks today was a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss.

  • Trader Radar - Thursday August 7th Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:30 PM ET

    Q: On Fast Money's trader radar we look at the stock lighting up screens across Wall Street today. This department store chain began 100 years ago as a single store called 'The Golden Rule'...

  • Wal-Mart, AIG Drag on Stocks Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower, clipped by a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss.  But a better-than-expected report on home sales helped shave a few points off the decline.

  • Retailers Disappoint as Tax Check Money Runs Out Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:02 AM ET
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    Early July sales results from retailers have been disappointing, with many falling short of analyst estimates. It also appears that the benefit from tax rebate checks is beginning to wane.

  • Retails Sink As Jobless Claims Rise Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    Futures are down nearly 10 points, not surprising given AIG, a strange but generally disappointing retail sales report, and jobless claims higher than expected.

  • Will Back-To-School Be A Bust? July Sales To Set Tone Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Investors will get a glimpse of how much cash-strapped consumers are willing to spend in the key back-to-school shopping season when major U.S. retail chains release July sales results Thursday.

  • Pops & Drops: SunPower, J.C. Penney Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:31 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of SunPower and Davita popped while Marriot and J.C. Penney dropped.

  • Retailers Post Strong Sales, Discounters Lead The Way Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    Red shopping Carts in a row.

    Retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores, are posting solid same-store sales growth in June, as expected, as seasonal weather and tax rebate checks helped get consumers to the store.

  • Oversold Bounce Or Real Bottom: Market Debate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    Two weeks ago, I said I haven't seen the Street so bearish since just after 9/11. This morning Investors Intelligence reported that their Bull/Bear survey of financial newsletter writers fell to 27.4 percent bullish, the lowest reading since July 1994. Bears rose to 47.3 percent, the highest since 1995.

  • Weather, Tax Rebates Seen Aiding June Retail Sales Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:55 PM ET
    Shoppers in a toy aisle at a Target store.

    U.S. retailers, led by the discounters, are expected to post slightly better June same- store sales this week, thanks to seasonal weather and rebate checks that have made their way to cash registers, mostly for basic items such as gasoline and food.

  • On the Bright Side, Shopping Bargains Abound Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | 4:04 AM ET
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    Anyone who has managed to forget about fuel prices long enough to enjoy a little retail therapy knows some steep discounts are available these days, the New York Times reported.

  • Sell Block: Retail Cannot Be Bought Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    Until these companies start closing down stores, Cramer says sell, sell, sell.

  • Retailers Get Big Sales Boost From Rebate Checks Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.

  • Pops & Drops: Humana, J.C. Penney... Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 6:41 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and Medtronic popped while DryShips and J.C. Penney dropped.

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.