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  • Easter Eggs

    There may be fewer frills on Easter bonnets, but more spending on jelly beans, flavored marshmallows, and other goodies, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, which predicts consumers will spend more on Easter.

  • Another strong round of retail sales came in this morning, with broad gains across the board in February despite wintry weather throughout much of the Midwest and East Coast.

  • As the Olympics wind down this weekend, one job-posting site gave out a gold medal of its own — to the company that posted the most job listings in January!

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks were jittery following the Fed’s announcement that it is raising the discount rate — the rate that the Fed charges banks for loans. However, this move was expected following indications of a pending move by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during his Congressional testimony last week.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Feb. 19.

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    Investors are likely to stay uncertain in the coming week, with investors focused on Europe's sovereign credit woes in the short term, and a world with less government-induced stimulus in the long term.

  • Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to Goldman's bonus brouhaha and Exxon's earnings.

  • A spec pick on e-commerce without placing your bet on any specific merchant.

  • Allen Questrom

    How to get jobs growing again is an issue that is front and center on the minds of retailers, according to panelist speaking at the National Retail Federation's annual convention.

  • As investors look for the retail sector to rebound in 2010, Jeff Klinefelter and Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analysts at Piper Jaffray, shared their picks and pans for the New Year.

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    Shoppers across the country returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.

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    Shoppers across the country returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.

  • Is the market a tad giddy with good cheer? In other words, have investors priced in an economic recovery that's stronger than what we're seeing?

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    Retail Web sites have bumped back deadlines and offer free express shipping after weekend snowstorms kept holiday shoppers home in large areas of the East Coast.

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    Although the highly discretionary jewelry sector was one of the hardest hit retail markets last holiday, jewelry stores have an edge over traditional retailers this year, as stores look to improve their margins by lessening price cuts and offering more items at consumer-friendly prices.

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    With tight controls on inventory and expenses, retailers are likely to have a profitable holiday season, said Allen Questrom, the former chairman and CEO of JC Penney.

  • Zhu Zhu Hampsters

    With consumers more hungry for bargains than ever, the 2009 holiday season has rapidly migrated from the $20-and-under prices seen last year to become the year of the $10 gift.

  • Price wars and saavy retailers ready to compete on price mean lots of great gifts under $10. Discount retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart have battled over who has the lowest prices on toys, books and DVDs, but this year's deals extend beyond discount stores and include items in home goods, beauty, apparel and technology.“Stores and shoppers were caught off guard last year,” said Ellen Davis, vice president of the National Retail Federation. “This year, retailers really had time on their side

    Price wars and saavy retailers ready to compete on price mean lots of great gifts under $10. Here are some great gifts for men, women and kids that won’t drain your bank account.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pulled off a modest gain Friday after an early blast from a surprisingly good jobs report and then a subsequent retreat as the dollar gained strength.