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  • As prices at the pump rise, consumers buy fewer full-price brand name products, but not because they trade down to private label products. Instead, they more actively shift to brand name products that they purchase on promotion, according to a research study.

  • Stocks ended sharply higher after rallying throughout the session Thursday as an upbeat report on jobless claims and falling oil prices led investors to retrace losses from earlier in the week ahead of a key jobs report on Friday. Caterpillar and Bank of America gained.

  • Stocks rallied more than 1 percent across the board Thursday, fueled by a handful of upbeat economic news and as oil prices declined amid talks of a peace plan in Libya.

  • Stock index futures added to gains Thursday after the government reported an unexpectedly large drop in jobless claims.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

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    The government, and many analysts, believe food inflation will rise as much as three percent this year, with the highest jumps in dairy products, meats, produce, and eggs. In other words, just about everything.

  • Supermarket sales reached $437 billion in 2009, according to  2010 Consumer Expenditures Study. It marked a modest 1.6 percent sales gain year-over-year, but it was the first time in five years that supermarket sales didn't exceed the gain of the prior year.The economic downturn certainly impacted the supermarket business, with American consumers cutting back on almost all purchases. Had it not been for some of the product groups on the following list—those that consumers rely on in good and bad

    Click to see what American consumers continued to put in their shopping carts even as the economy faltered.

  • It’s estimated that approximately 500 to 600 new drink brands were launched in the U.S. market last year, all vying for coveted shelf space in supermarkets, independent and regional chains, convenience stores, and health food stores across the country. Walk down any grocery store beverage aisle, however, and you’ll see that it’s slim pickings when it comes to ready-to-drink beverage choices, so it’s no wonder that few brands survive and make it to the “mainstream.”

  • Nearly 60 percent of the world's top 250 retailers were operating in more than one country in 2009 according to Deloitte's just released annual report "Global Powers of Retailing." Of the 147 retailers on the list with operations outside their domestic market, 115 had a presence in more than one sub-region, while 32 operated only within their sub-region.Retail industry pundits have been predicting the imminent globalization of the industry for the better part of two decades. Though there has bee

    Nearly 60 percent of the world's top 250 retailers were operating in more than one country in 2009 according to Deloitte's just released annual report. Here are the top 10.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Dec. 2.

  • Stocks rallied for second consecutive day following upbeat economic reports that revived hopes of a stronger U.S. economy and news the European Central Bank was buying euro zone debt. Home Depot and Alcoa rose, while Kraft fell.

  • Stocks continued their December rally Thursday, led by banks and homebuilders, following a handful of positive economic reports that revived hopes of a stronger U.S. economy and news the European Central Bank was buying euro zone debt.  Home Depot and Alcoa rose, while Cisco fell.

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

  • As the S&P 500 index rose by 1 percent Thursday, these market movers caught the attention of the "Fast Money" traders.

  • Stocks gained after a surprisingly upbeat report from the housing market and as a stream of stronger-than-expected retail sales reports signaled a bright start to the holiday season. Bank of America and Home Depot rose.

  • Stocks ended 2 percent higher for the first trading day of the month, wiping out November's losses, after several economic reports gave investors confidence the U.S. economy is improving. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S.  The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

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

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Stocks were mixed ahead of the closing bell as the financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.    GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.