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    The stores may be shuttered, the company liquidated, but retail brands are increasingly living on long after the bankruptcy proceedings have ended. The latest example is the KB Toys brand, which was acquired by Toys 'R Us.

  • China's Shanghai Index rose 4.8 percent, as Chinese officials now routinely verbally manipulate the markets, this time after a securities regulator said the markets were healthy and pledged to keep it stable.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.