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  • Major Retailers Post Modest Sales Gains for May Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 3:29 PM ET

    Americans shopped hesitantly during May, giving retailers modest relief from a dismal showing in April but still raising questions about how strong consumer spending will be in the months ahead.

  • Limited Profit Falls, With Weakness Across All Brands Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 5:24 PM ET

    Limited Brands reported first-quarter earnings of 13 cents a share, matching estimates. Sales for the period reached $2.31 billion, in line with estimates and ahead of $2.077 billion a year ago.

  • Soros More Than Doubles Stake in Microsoft Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:59 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros reported Tuesday that he had more than doubled his stake in Microsoft Corp.'s common stock to 415,497 shares as of March 31 from a previously disclosed stake of 198,075 shares.

  • Stop Trading! Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 7:53 PM ET

    Limited Brands halted trading in its stock this afternoon, and Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on a few agricultural product companies. Cramer explains what it all means.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Limited Brands slashed its profit forecast for the first quarter of 2007 and full year and announced plans to sell a majority interest in its Express clothing unit and explore strategic options for its Limited Stores apparel chain.

  • Got The Right Stuff To Become A Trader? Monday, 14 May 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and our guests must quickly come up with smart trades. Could you do it?

  • U.S. Retailers Set to Deliver Weak April Sales Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    April showers bring May flowers, and, for retailers the analogy is apt: April sales were extremely dreary, but conditions are looking up for May and June.

  • Limited Near Deal to Sell Apparel Units - Report Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 1:15 PM ET

    Women's clothing and lingerie retailer Limited Brands, which owns Express and Victoria's Secret, is close to selling its apparel business, a trade publication reported today.

  • Limited Brands February Sales Rise 3% Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 7:43 AM ET

    Apparel retailer Limited Brands said Thursday its same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, a widely watched performance gauge, grew just 3% in February, in line with the company's revised expectations but below initial guidance.

  • Limited Brands Profits Drop Despite 14% Revenue Gain Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    Limited Brands said its earnings fell 15% in its fourth quarter, despite strong sales at Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works.

  • Cashing In On Cupid Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | 10:53 AM ET

    Americans will spend almost $17 billion to celebrate Valentine's Day, on flowers, cards, jewelry and more. Some businesses, such as Godiva Chocolatier, are institutions in the Valentine’s market. In a CNBC.com video interview, President Jim Goldman talks about why chocolate continues to be a perennial favorite.

  • Frigid winter winds blew life into U.S. retailers' January sales as consumers snapped up cold weather clothes.

  • The Skinny On Fashion: Will Designers "Beef Up?" Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 4:06 PM ET

    Fashion Week kicks off today in New York City – although the event itself seems to be taking a bit of a backseat to the backlash the fashion industry faces over “super-skinny” models. Teri Agins is the fashion reporter for The Wall Street Journal. On “Street Signs,” she spoke of the worldwide protest....

  • Retailers reported mixed sales for December, as unusually warm weather hurt sales of winter apparel but stores with high-end or big-ticket items lured shoppers at the end of the month.

  • Attention holiday shoppers: Waiting until the last minute may land you a few deals, but you may not find the gift you're looking for.

  • Retailers Profit From Unused Gift Cards Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 10:47 AM ET

    Shoppers across America have millions of gift cards tucked away in envelopes, drawers and wallets. And some of the nation's largest retailers are profiting as a result.

  • Victoria’s Secret Sales Get Hotter Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 6:00 PM ET
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    The weather outside is frightful, but the sales are so delightful at Victoria’s Secret Stores. Sharen Turney, the CEO of Victoria’s Secret, was joined by sultry supermodels Adriana Lima and Selita Ebanks on the NYSE floor, where they gave CNBC’s Bob Pisani the inside scoop on the company’s success.

  • After being out of vogue for years, department stores are making a big comeback this holiday season.

  • Mixed Bag For November Sales Thursday, 30 Nov 2006 | 12:16 PM ET

    November sales got off to a weak start because of unuseasonably warm weather, but some retailers overcame those early losses with big discounts and extended sales leading up to Black Friday.

  • Retailers reported mixed November same-store sales, with nearly half  falling short of forecasts.