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  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.

  • Retailers Post Strong Sales, Discounters Lead The Way Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    Red shopping Carts in a row.

    Retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores, are posting solid same-store sales growth in June, as expected, as seasonal weather and tax rebate checks helped get consumers to the store.

  • Two pieces of positive news this morning: 1) Wal-Mart sales better than expected and raising guidance, and 2) Dow Chemicalspacer buying Rohm and Haas. Jobless claims lower than expected is also a help.

  • Retailers Get Big Sales Boost From Rebate Checks Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.

  • Oil Fever Breaks, Stocks Rise Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    Crude retreats, giving stocks an opportunity to edge higher, but not without shaking up the market. Find out how to trade the airlines, Ford, consolidation in energy and more.

  • Higher Oil Prices Grounding Airline Merger? Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    The original bid for Alitalia by Air France-KLM was based on an oil price of $86 a barrel, according to the Deputy CEO of Air France, in an interview on CNBC Europe. Those talks were shelved a month ago, but at $120 to $130, the Deputy CEO said that Air France-KLM would have to come up with a more "difficult and demanding" business plan.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 8:42 PM ET

    More selling could be in store Wednesday as oil's wild ride higher threatens to again derail stock prices.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:41 PM 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.

  • 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.

  • Pops & Drops: CVS, General Motors... Monday, 5 May 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of CVS and Intrepid Potash popped while General Motors and Ambac dropped.

  • Pops & Drops: Monsanto, Tiffany... Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 6:47 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Monsanto and Tiffany popped while JPMorgan and Citigroup dropped.

  • February Retail Sales: Not So Gray After All Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    Wal-Mart and a number of other retailers have been able to trounce estimates, which had called for the worst February in five years.

  • Pricier Food, Gas Expected to Hamper Retail Sales Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    U.S. retailers are set to report gloomy February sales later this week as stormy weather and signs of inflation deterred shoppers from stocking up on spring merchandise.

  • Same Store Sales: What To Look For On Thursday Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    Find me an analyst or an investor who's excited about this week's same store sales results. Literally, the expectations are so low for this first month of the first quarter, that any indication of a rosier March may cause volatility around share prices when the nation's biggest stores report same store sales results for the month of February on this Thursday.

  • Eddie Lampert, Chairman of Sears and hedge fund king, has asked for Wall Street to think of him as the underestimated comeback quarterback of the Giants. So is Eddie Lampert the Eli Manning of retail?

  • Dow Ends Winning Streak Amid Bank Woes Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said bank failures are likely as the housing crisis takes its toll, and a pair of economic reports came in weaker than expected.

  • Bernanke's Bank Comment Rattles Stocks Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 12:53 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said bank failures are likely as the housing crisis takes its toll, and a pair of economic reports came in weaker than expected.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks had their best three days in quite awhile, and whether the run continues depends in large part on what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has to say before Congress Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Shops & Drops Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 10:12 PM ET

    Which retailers are most likely to pop on earnings next week?