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    Despite unseasonably chilly temperatures—which should dampen demand for warm weather clothing—and rising gasoline prices—which should put a lid on spending—retail industry analysts continue to see some pockets of strength in the retail landscape. A look at where they are.

  • Shares of Hanesbrands, Warnaco, Limited and Maidenform are thriving and two analysts see higher underwear sales as a sign the economy is recovering.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Model Magdalena Frackowiak walks down the runway at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at New York City's Lexington Armory on Nov. 10, 2010.

    Since the March 2009 lows, stocks have outperformed when earnings have been hitting the tape and been held back outside of earnings seasons when macroeconomic news has dominated, according to Mark Tinker, a global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington in London.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Six in 60

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

  • Six in 60

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

  • Woman shopping for a dress

    Although some investors worry the rally in retail could be halted by rising oil prices, one "Fast Money" trader said he's not concerned.

  • Woman shopping for a dress

    Most retailers posting March same-store sales Thursday delivered results that were better than analysts' expectations, providing some reassurance that consumers are still spending despite the late Easter and unusually cold weather.

  • Telsey on Retail

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory group, discusses winners and losers in the retail sector. So far, she says the discounters are doing very well.

  • Woman shopping for clothes

    As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.

  • Stocks ended after after an afternoon rally as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan.  Alcoa rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks climbed in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan.  Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, says investors should buy oil stocks amid the unrest in the Middle East.

  • The "Mad Money" host also offers up his picks for an ultimate decline in oil.

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    Despite storms and rising gasoline prices, many retailers reportedly monthly sales managed to top analysts' estimates, but some warned of a weaker March due the timing of the Easter holiday.

  • Today's action suggests stocks may still be able to advance with oil at $100, but it's dicey above that. Mid-morning stocks weakened as oil moved to $102, but stocks gradually recovered even as oil has held in near $102. At 2pm ET major indices were flat, more up stocks than down stocks.

  • Inflation jitters in Asia and soaring oil are shaping Thursday's market.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Feb. 23

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors continued to worry over over the political unrest in Libya.