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  • Lightning Round: J.C. Penney, UPS, DynCorp and More Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • Lightning Round: Xerox, Tesoro, Kellogg and More Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • Retailers Surprise With Strong August Sales Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    As children prepared to head back-to-school, consumers headed back to the stores and malls, boosting sales for a wide range of U.S. retailers.

  • Retail Numbers: Too Good For Rate Cut? Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 9:03 AM ET

    Looks like Costco's disappointing August store sales was an anomaly. The good news is that retailers beat expectations, almost across the board. A number of retailers noted that some school districts in Texas and Florida went back to school a week later, which gave a boost in August.

  • Where the Bargains Are In September Stocks Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 2:56 PM ET
    A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.

    September may traditionally be the worst month for stocks, but some market pros think now is the time to snap up some bargains.

  • U.S. Stocks Stage Dramatic Comeback From Session Lows Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 8:55 PM ET

    A strong rally during the final half-hour of trading erased much of Wall Street's losses in another volatile trading session. The rebound was led by recently battered financial shares on optimism regulators may let Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two biggest U.S. mortgage funding companies, play a bigger role in steadying the ailing industry.

  • Kohl's Earnings Beat Estimates on Strong School Sales Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 4:44 PM ET

    Kohl's posted higher second-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by strong back-to-school sales. The retailer reported earnings of $269.2 million, or 83 cents per share, for the three months ended Aug. 4, compared with $232.4 million, or 69 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

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    J.C. Penney said on Thursday quarterly profit inched up 1.7%, helped by back-to-school sales and the introduction of new private-label brands.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    Downey Financial, Freeport-McMoRan, WWE and more...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.

  • U.S. discounters and department stores reported strong July sales on Thursday, but clothing stores suffered from a slow start to the back-to-school shopping season.

  • "Massive short squeeze run?" JP Morgan's Charles Grom raises the question of whether we'll see a short squeeze run of retail shares when same store sales are released this Thursday much like we saw last month. If you remember, June's same store sales were not strong by any means rather they were more or less on plan for what is traditionally a weak summer sales season (buyers are on the beach not the in the malls.)

  • I think that things are going to get worse before they get better in the retail. I took a look at short interest in a few big retail names today and was surprised to see just how many investors were betting AGAINST the stores that cater to the mass market consumer right now.

  • Are You Diversified? Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    If this market is making you seasick, you are not alone. Up 150, down 250. You're confused. You're apprehensive. You're thinking about bailing out all together. Don't do it. Stay in the game, but more importantly, stay diversified.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.

  • Wal-Mart's Apparel Merchandising Head Resigns Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 3:10 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores said Friday that Claire Watts, executive vice president in charge of the discount chain's apparel merchandise, has resigned to "pursue other career interests." The move comes as the world's largest retailer continues to work to revive sales in the flagging division.

  • Retailers, including industry leader Wal-Mart Stores , reported June sales that topped Wall Street's lowered expectations on Thursday, raising hope for the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Stocks Roar to Record Close as Dow Surges 283 Points Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P catapulted to new highs following strong retail sales data and a major corporate acquisition. "We started out with better than expected retail numbers and it just went from there," said John Massey, portfolio manager with AIG SunAmerica. "M&A deals came through better than expected and people put a lot of the concerns behind them."

  • Market Rally Sparked by Easing Worries, Short Covering Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 6:07 PM ET

    The Wall Street bulls turned up the after burners thanks to a sizzling deal sector and indications that the consumer is holding up in spite of a rash of housing foreclosures. A round of early afternoon short covering further propelled Wall Street.

  • Sears Sees Lower Quarterly Profit; Shares Plunge Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    Sears Holdings on Tuesday forecast lower quarterly profit and said it needs to better control its costs and stock more items that its shoppers demand, sending shares down more than 8.7%.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 7:24 PM ET

    Yahoo!, Mastercard, JC Penney and more...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.

  • What Wal-Mart is Watching... Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    It is almost summer but you wouldn't know it by the weather. Next week, the season officially kicks off and the week is expected to be the second coldest, and driest first week of summer in 15 years! Right now the one refrain apparel/retailer CEOs seem to universally repeat is the importance of clearing out inventory over the next few months as stores get ready to restock shelves with back to school items.