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  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • As expected, the ECB and the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged; the ECB at 4.0 percent. Futures dipped a bit at 8:50 am ET as Mr. Trichet began talking, giving his usual speech on the importance of combating inflation.

  • Financials Lead Stock Sell-Off; Oil Tops $123 Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks declined as soaring oil prices triggered concerns about inflation and consumer spending.

  • Wind In Their Sales? Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Ahead of same-store sales Thursday, we can’t help but wonder if those stimulus checks mean better times are on the horizon for retail?

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    Big US retailers are expected to show a slight improvement in April sales on Wednesday, but Wall Street still expects signs of weakness.

  • Stocks Falter as Oil Rises; Yahoo Plunges Monday, 5 May 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.

  • Protecting Profits Friday, 2 May 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Retail has been one of the best sectors since the market bounce began in early March, rising about 14% during that time. Is it time to take some profits?

  • Wall Street has been busy figuring out where and when consumers will spend their rebate checks, even as the latest consumer sentiment numbers show U.S. consumers are more distressed than they've been since 1982.

  • Commander Planet: Retail Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    Looking for a retail trade that could make the competition green with envy. Commander Planet to the rescue!

  • Best Week In Two Months Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Corporate earnings put investors in a buying mood and sent the Dow soaring. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Retailers Get Stingy With Data Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
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    Retail companies are disclosing less data, and some investors are crying foul.

  • Stocks Rally to the End; Intel Powers Techs Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks finished at their highs for the day Wednesday as investors cheered the latest round of earnings, which included Intel and JPMorgan.

  • Stocks Rebound After 'Beige' Mood Swing Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks rose sharply Wednesday as investors cheered the latest round of earnings, which included Intel and JPMorgan Chase.

  • Market Cheers Earnings; Intel Buoys Nasdaq Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    Stocks rose sharply Wednesday as investors cheered the latest round of earnings, which included Intel and JPMorgan Chase.

  • Intel Boosts Nasdaq; Earnings Lift Mood Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher on optimism triggered by Intel's positive outlook, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing strong gains, and two major banks posted results that were better than expected, casting some hope that battered financials may be turning the corner.

  • Earnings Show Financials Are Still Key For Markets Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Now that we are starting to get into the heart of earnings season, the news is looking a little better (thank heavens!). Intel is a big help, but the financials are the key here. After what happened with GE and Wachovia.

  • What Shopping In A Recession Looks Like Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Retail sales results were almost universally in the red in March--but--retail stock prices were trading in the green. Why? Many on Wall Street were prepared for the weakest sales results in 13 years and that is indeed what we got on Friday.

  • Retailers See Dismal Sales in March Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

    Retail analysts had been expecting weak sales in March, but an early Easter holiday, chilly weather and recession-wary consumers combined to deliver March sales that were even drearier than expected.

  • Retail Sales: There Is Some Good News Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    March retail same store sales were weak, outside of discounters. Remember companies and analysts have been aggressively taking down first quarter estimates for over a month (as well as same store sales), but companies like JC Penney, Target, Gap, Abercrombie, and Kohls were all notably below expectations on same store sales.

  • Stocks Close Lower After UPS Outlook; Oil Surges Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after UPS projected an earnings shortfall and oil prices surged.