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  • Last night, JC Penney unveiled its largest brand launch in company history--which also happens to be Ralph Lauren's biggest bet. Dubbed "American Living," the clothing and homegoods line is centered around the same-preppy aesthetic that Ralph Lauren has mastered but the price points are far from the high-end ticket prices that usually accompanies any RL project.

  • Oil dropped about $0.60 after Boone Pickens said that he was short oil on our air. Natural gas also dropped, as he said he was short that also. However, gold, platinum, and palladium are once again at new highs this morning, and it's not just those: soybeans, steel, freight, iron ore, coal, are all at highs.

  • J.C. Penney Profit Falls Less than Expected Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 8:38 AM ET
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    J.C. Penney reported a smaller-than-expected fall in quarterly profit after the mid-tier department store operator helped offset falling sales with tight control on expenses.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 7:41 PM ET

    Creeping credit worries and fears of inflation were pushed aside Wednesday afternoon, but those issues will continue to dog markets Thursday.

  • Stocks Snap Three-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Wednesday as H-P earnings inspired investors to think long term.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks vs. Credit Markets Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 7:20 PM ET

    Credit stories are back on the front burner. In fact, they are boiling over and are likely to keep spilling into the stock market in the week ahead. There's also a fairly heavy economic calendar, including the Fed's latest meeting minutes, consumer inflation and a series of housing data...

  • Oil Rallied the Market, Not Retail Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    And the gains won't last long, Cramer says. Here's how you profit.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Dow Extends Winning Streak; Techs Rally Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Blue chips finished higher for a third straight session after an unexpected increase in January retail sales. Technology stocks rallied after chip-equipment maker Applied Materials beat earnings forecasts.

  • Retail Sales Rise, But Can You Bet on Consumers? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Retail numbers gave stocks a boost today, but the experts remain mixed about the strength of the consumer.

  • Retail Sales, Applied Materials Boost Stocks Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 12:55 PM ET

    U.S. stocks advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in January retail sales.

  • Experts Shop For Retail Stocks Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    Retail sales were stronger than expected last month, with an unexpected gain in car sales helping to push them up 0.3 percent.  Charles Grom of JPMorgan and David Turner of BB&T Capital Markets gave CNBC some suggestions about retail plays for investors.

  • Stocks Jump After Retail-Sales Report Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in January retail sales.

  • Perfectly Executing Chief Executives Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Even in this treacherous market, good execution pays off, Cramer says.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stocks On The Move: JC Penney, Sony... Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of JC Penney (JCP) and Sony (SNE) popped while Unilever (UN) and Aetna (AET) dropped.

  • Stocks Snap Three Say Losing Streak Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    Stocks struggled through much of the session, but the Dow managed to close higher for the first time this week. Here's the word on the Street.

  • Retailers: Sales Down, Stocks Up--What's Going On? Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    It is a tough time to be a retail executive but a good day to be a retail shareholder. While January sales were the weakest in 39 years, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, retail shares rallied today.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; Cisco Gains Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 4:52 PM ET

    U.S. stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursday, led by strong gains in the financial and retail sectors.

  • The good news is that we broke the three day jinx and did not end at our lows for the day. More good news: retailers for the most part did not drop, despite poor January sales. The bad news: a stronger midday rally was quashed. Worse, selling intensity picked up notably at the top, which occurred right after 2 PM ET.

  • Bargain Hunting Lifts Stocks; Cisco Recovers Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

    U.S. stocks turned firmly higher Thursday afternoon as bargain hunters scooped up undervalued stocks following three straight down days. Bank and retail stocks advanced. Even battered tech Cisco recovered.

  • Retailers See Dismal January Sales, but Stocks Rally Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    Providing further evidence of a slowing U.S. economy and a more cautious consumer, Wal-Mart Stores and other retailers reported one of the weakest months of retail sales in years.