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  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • Investor Roundup: High-Yield Bonds and More Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    As stocks slid following July's weak retail sales report, CNBC asked the experts where to invest now.

  • Recession Buys: 'Wide Moat' Stocks Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    In the grip of a bear market, in the throes of recession, what's the best course of action for an investor?  Morningstar's Bill Bergman says it's the best time to buy.

  • Betting Big on Wal-Mart Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:09 PM ET

    It's not quite the Olympics, but retail earnings this week could also be pretty exciting. Here's why...

  • Market Rally: Look Who's Doing Well Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Stocks have rallied just after 1 pm ET as oil broke through the lows of yesterday ($132). Oil is now down 11 percent from its intraday high last Friday. The overall market rallied, but in particular consumer discretionary stocks (retailers, autos, home builders) rallied. Good examples:

  • Too Many Depots for NASCAR's Tony Stewart? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:29 AM ET
    Tony Stewart

    So word is that NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is leaving Gibbs Racing and moving to Haas Racing, where he will be part owner. The NASCAR community is buzzing that Stewart would go from a "have" team to a relative "have not." You know what I'm buzzing about?

  • Sell Block: Retail Cannot Be Bought Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    Until these companies start closing down stores, Cramer says sell, sell, sell.

  • Sears Shares Fall After Retailer Posts Unexpected Loss Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:02 AM ET
    Sears

    Retailer Sears Holdings reported an unexpected first-quarter loss Thursday as sales fell at its Kmart and Sears stores and markdowns hurt margins, sending its shares down about 4 percent before the opening bell.

  • Home Depot, Lowe's Are Good Long Term Bets: Barron's Monday, 26 May 2008 | 7:07 AM ET

    Shares of home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe's are good long-term bets given an eventual recovery in the U.S. housing market, an article in the May 26 edition of Barron's said.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows as oil prices soared and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • As Stocks Hit an Oil Slick, Here's What You Can Do Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Just when it looked like stocks were about to break through a wall, they appear to have slipped on a road covered with oil.

  • Oil, Inflation Worries Clamp Down on Stocks Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday as oil prices blew past $129 a barrel and a measure of wholesale inflation surged, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Market's Problems: Oil, Retail, Financials, Dollar Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:23 PM ET

    The retail issues are not surprising; we heard Lowe's talking cautiously yesterday, now Home Depot is guiding toward the low end of its previous guidance. Bottom line: the retail turnaround is less certain, and further out.

  • Home Depot's Profit Hurt By Housing Meltdown Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:59 AM ET
    Home Depot Shopper

    Home Depot said quarterly profit fell 66 percent as the U.S. housing meltdown hurt sales and it took a charge to close stores and curb expansion plans.

  • Stocks Skid as Core Produce Prices Jump Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday after a measure of wholesale inflation rose more than expected, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Home Depot's Bottom Line: Weaker Sales Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Futures dropped a bit as core PPI for April was a stronger than expected. Elsewhere: 1) Home Depot beat estimates, reporting earnings of $0.41 (14 percent below last year's $0.48), vs. consensus estimates of $0.37. Despite the apparent beat, the stock is down 3 percent:

  • Rallied Denied: Stocks Close Mixed Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    The S&P and Dow eked out gains Monday as record oil prices boosted energy shares, but the Nasdaq slipped after a chipmaker's warning. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.

  • Home Depot Shopper

    Last week, Wal-Mart showed it can make money in the current economic environment. This week, the worry is Home Depot won't be able to deliver. Can Home Depot break ranks with rival Lowe's and improve its guidance? Sure, but don't hold your breath.

  • Uptick in Leading Indicators Boosts Stocks Monday, 19 May 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as an uptick in leading indicators offered investors a modest confirmation of the optimism they've been trading on.