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  • Boots on sale

    Black Friday is more popular than ever with holiday shoppers, but that isn’t stopping retailers from trying to lure bargain hunters into the stores ahead of Thanksgiving.

  • Shoppers take a break at the Baybrook Mall in Friendswood, Texas.

    After all the doom and gloom about consumer sentiment and holiday spending comes one analyst forecast that calls for the most rapid holiday sales growth since 2004 — a benchmark that makes others look like Scrooge.

  • Your First Move For Wednesday October 26th Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Wal-Mart Cuts Some Health Care Benefits Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    Walmart Cashier

    After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff.

  • Cramer’s 10 Reasons the Market Should Be Higher Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 6:52 PM ET

    If it weren’t for Europe, the U.S. stock market would be higher, the “Mad Money” host says. And he’s got 10 reasons why.

  • Morgan Stanley's Top 20 Picks for the Long Haul Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Despite markets continually in flux, Morgan Stanley thinks there are still stocks investors can keep for the long haul. Here are its 20 top picks.

  • Holiday Shoppers Plan to Buy More Gifts for Themselves Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:05 AM ET
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    Holiday shoppers plan to take advantage of the discounts that come along with the Christmas holiday season to stock up on items for themselves, according to the findings a new survey.

  • Stocks Log 10-Week High; Dow, Nasdaq Up for 2011 Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading to close at their highest levels Friday, with all three major indexes logging a 10-week high, amid optimism the euro zone would find a solution to its debt crisis.

  • Holiday Sales for Some Retailers Could Beat Forecasts Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 6:33 PM ET
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    Citigroup and Deutsche Bank analysts issued reports on Tuesday, highlighting how some better back-to-school results may be a prelude to a stronger holiday shopping season at some retailer chains.

  • Retail Sales Topping Estimates, Despite Growing Caution Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    A man shops at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the San Francisco Shopping Center in San Francisco, California.

    Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.

  • Thank You Steve Jobs Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 9:34 AM ET

    Thank you, Steve Jobs! You changed my life and millions of others.

  • Retail Industry Trade Group Sees Holiday Sales Up 2.8% Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:10 AM ET
    A giant Christmas tree stands in a shopping center in Beijing, China.

    Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the National Retail Federation predicts. This growth, while far slower than last year’s 5.2 percent gain, is slightly higher than the 10-year average holiday sales gain of 2.6%, the group said.

  • Cramer: Another 2008 Not In the Cards Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 6:28 PM ET

    What would have to happen for 2011 to look like 2008? Cramer runs down the list.

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    Despite the headwinds facing companies, the bottom line for C-suite executives and small businesses is that the show must go on. You just can't sit still in times of crisis or uncertainty.

  • Holiday Shopping Season Looking Weak for Retailers Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    Christmas shoppers attend the Galeria Kaufhof warehouse in Munich, Germany.

    U.S. retailers may see more moderate sales gains this holiday season as persistently high unemployment and steeper gasoline and grocery prices prompt shoppers to think twice about spending, according to early forecasts.

  • Newspapers to Insert 'iCircular' Ads on Phones Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 9:24 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    ICircular will start appearing Monday in the mobile phone applications of the participating newspapers. It's the pilot phase of a project announced nearly a year ago by the AP, a not-for-profit cooperative owned by newspapers.

  • Time to Buy Francesca’s Holdings? Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    Cramer takes a look at this newly public company to determine whether Francesca’s Holdings is a buy.

  • Stocks Rally for 4th Day on Europe Bank Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.

  • Are Politicians Playing a Game With Business? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 6:34 PM ET

    Cramer certainly thinks so.

  • Widlitz: Fashion’s Night Out From NY to London Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:11 AM ET
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    It is not just New York’s big shopping night out. London is buzzing today in anticipation of late night shopping combined with champagne, give-aways and celebrity sightings.