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  • Stocks finished deeply in negative territory Friday, after the government reported that hiring slowed in April, fueling worries over the strength of the economic recovery. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly drop this year.

  • U.S. stock index futures slipped Friday following a weaker-than-expected government employment report.

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    Bespoke Investment Group has updated its list of value stocks under $10.

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  • Toys ‘R Us Chairman and CEO Gerald Storch said he expects the days leading up to Christmas will be “big days” for the retailer.

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    The hitless season has retailers stocking less, leaning on classic items rather than new ones and possibly discounting less in the final days before Christmas. And with no Tickle Me Elmo or Zhu Zhu Pets to draw crushing crowds to the toy aisles, most retailers are being careful not to get stuck with unsold toys. The New York Times  reports.

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    Holiday Season 2011 got off to a roaring start with crowds of shoppers lining up at stores from Thanksgiving evening straight on through the morning on Black Friday, but retail executives remained cautious yet upbeat about the rest of the season.

  • Santa delivered for the toy industry last year. After several years of decline, U.S. sales turned around in 2010 and grew about 2 percent from the prior year to about $21.87 billion, according to market researcher NPD Group. The holiday season is a critical time for the industry because that is when it rings up the bulk of its annual sales. This year, many toymakers are sticking to tried-and-true formulas to win customers. But these classic themes often have a new twist that makes them fresh. We

    We’ve scanned the hot holiday toy lists from retailers, trade publications and blogs, and did a little digging ourselves to bring you a collection of toys that is sure to please.

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    Last week, retailers took a crack at picking the hot toys for the upcoming Christmas holiday season, and this week, it’s the publications that write and review toys that are taking a crack at it. But ultimately, the only lists that matter are the ones children write with their wishes.

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    It's that most wonderful time of the year for toy makers. Parents will soon be stuffing the closets full of toys to give as holiday gifts. But before we get there, parents will need to know what to buy. So here comes the parade of hot holiday toy lists.

  • Stocks closed higher Monday, with the Dow and S&P breaking a three-day losing streak, ahead of a crucial vote on austerity measures in Greece and after banking regulators announced capital rules that were less burdensome than expected.

  • Stocks extended their gains Monday, with the Dow and S&P on track to break a three-day losing streak, ahead of a crucial vote on austerity measures in Greece and after banking regulators announced capital rules that were less burdensome than expected.

  • Stocks climbed Monday, reversing three days of losses, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and bet there would be a near-term resolution to Greece's financial future.

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    As we hit the road for family vacations this summer to reunite with relatives and old friends, we brace ourselves. There's always someone we're forced to see whom we can't stand. Maybe it's their politics, religion, lifestyle or hairstyle, but, inevitably, a heated debate blows up like lighter fluid around the backyard bbq.

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    It’s foolhardy to ignore warnings of short-sellers; still, in the wake of a Green Mountain, several lessons (with the caveat that there are exceptions to every rule).

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    It may be too early to tell which toys parents will be hunting for this holiday season, but with Christmas just months away, there is already buzz building around Mattel's harmonizing plush characters, the Sing-a-ma-jigs. These critters and 14 other toys have made Toys 'R Us' "Fabulous 15."

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    Toy retailer Toys 'R Us has unveiled its top toy-buying trends for this holiday season. Topping the list is a focus on nostalgic playthings like hula hoops.

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    The pitter-patter of little feet and the high-pitched cries of infants may seem louder lately, but it's music to the ears of many companies that cater to infants and children.

  • It was a bumpy ride on Wall Street this week, so CNBC asked the experts where to find opportunities amid the market volatility.