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  • Most off-price retailers are in a “sweet spot” right now and investors should take advantage of Ross Stores stock in particular, according to Patrick McKeever, managing director and senior analyst at MKM Partners.

  • Never mind the Missoni mayhem, Target has announced its next foray into High Fashion, a partnership with up-and-coming designer Jason Wu.

  • A man shops at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the San Francisco Shopping Center in San Francisco, California.

    Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.

  • Thank you, Steve Jobs! You changed my life and millions of others.

  • A giant Christmas tree stands in a shopping center in Beijing, China.

    Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the National Retail Federation predicts. This growth, while far slower than last year’s 5.2 percent gain, is slightly higher than the 10-year average holiday sales gain of 2.6%, the group said.

  • Prada's Hidden Wedge Fur Boot

    Retailers are trying to coax consumers out of hiding with a new gimmick this season.

  • Christmas shoppers attend the Galeria Kaufhof warehouse in Munich, Germany.

    U.S. retailers may see more moderate sales gains this holiday season as persistently high unemployment and steeper gasoline and grocery prices prompt shoppers to think twice about spending, according to early forecasts.

  • Best Retail Plays

    Charles Grom, Deutsche Bank retail equity analyst with a look at where he finds value in the retail space and how to play it.

  • Retail landed back on the "Fast Money" team's radar after Deutsche Bank suggested 6 pair trades. Find out how they would play it.

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    Toys 'R Us is ratcheting up the number of exclusive products it will sell this holiday season. The expanded effort, which may have been foretold by the company's hiring of Neil Friedman, a long-time Mattel executive earlier this year, will be supported by direct-mail efforts (which will begin this weekend), social marketing, and television advertising.

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    Americans are finding it tough to land a job.  Or are they finding it tough to land a job they want?

  • It seems both the bulls and bears are owning the lousy jobs report as the key catalyst that sends the market whooshing lower -- errr surging higher. How can that be?

  • Stocks staged a late-day rally in light, choppy trading Tuesday, following the latest Fed meeting minutes, which showed officials debated a third round of asset purchases to stimulate the economy and after investors shrugged off a disappointing consumer confidence report.

  • A good day for a gold series! Gold rose again this morning, partly on our CNBC interview with Charles Evans, president of the Chicago Federal Reserve.

  • Woman shopping for clothing

    As we head into the thick of retail earnings season the threat of higher input costs is still weighing on investors’ minds. Most retailers were forced to start passing through select price increases in Q2, and we will hear just how that went over with the consumer as earnings hit the tape. While it is early in the game indications are so far so good.

  • Six in 60

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

  • It's another morning of rumor and innuendo, with unconfirmed reports of one large Asian bank reduced its credit lines with all French banks, and another that European regulators are considering a ban on short selling.

  • Futures erased all their earlier losses in a choppy pre-market session Thursday amid volatility in the European market and after an unexpected decline in weekly jobless claims.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    The forecast on Wall Street is for more dizzying volatility Thursday. For the time being, equities are likely to stay vulnerable to high speed moves and wide swings as investors ran to the safety of bonds, driving rates toward historic low levels.

  • Cramer reached into the mailbag to answer your letters.