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  • Martha Stewart Living's Retail Strategy Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:10 PM ET
    Charles Koppelman

    The strategy at Martha Stewart was to "trade in 1200 mediocre environments for over 6000 of the best managed retailers in the country," such as Home Depot and Petsmart —"our products speak to that," Exec Chairman said.

  • On Thursday our traders were attempting to gauge the ripple effect, after Russia said it would temporarily halt grain exports.

  • Stocks Slide After Jump in Jobless Claims Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    Stocks skidded Thursday after a report showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week. Retailers were mixed as chain-store sales showed only a slight improvement from last summer's anemic levels.

  • New Insights On Health Of Consumer Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

    Investors can’t wait to get their hands on the latest retail numbers to gauge the health of the consumer and by proxy the rally.

  • Can Back-to-School Shoppers Give July Sales a Boost? Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:24 PM ET
    Shoppers

    The latest reads on consumer confidence and personal spending have provided little encouragement that shoppers are starting to spend again. However, July marks the start of back-to-school shopping, and since parents have to buy clothing for their growing children, it may give a much-needed boost to retail sales.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Halftime Pt. 1: Is Market Sending Bullish Signals? Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    With stocks paring early gains, are key technical levels more likely to provide support or resistance?

  • Stocks Pull Back From Early Rally, Turn Mixed Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back from a morning rally as declines in bank and chipmaker shares offset gains by some retailers and improvement in new claims for unemployment benefits.

  • Retail Results Mixed as Consumers Hunt Bargains Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
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    Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.

  • June Retail Sales: What to Expect Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Family Dollar's conservative guidance: is this what Q3 guidance will look like? All the discount retailers are flat to down today as Family Dollar (FDO) provided guidance for the current quarter (Q4) that is below Street consensus ($0.46 to $0.51 vs. Street estimates of $0.53). The conference call, mostly with CFO Ken Smith, was very instructive...

  • Dow Jumps Over 100 Points; Banks Gain Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday as financials got a boost from State Street's outlook and investors scooped up some beaten-down tech and industrial shares.

  • Stocks Pop, Led by Banks; State Street Jumps Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Wednesday, led by financials after State Street said it expects to beat earnings expectations.

  • Stocks End Higher After Late Rally Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a late rally as investors scooped up some bargains. Energy, techs and financials gained, while retail stocks were one of the weakest links after a downgrade on the sector.

  • Investing After the Crash Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 7:31 PM ET

    There’s a new way to manage your portfolio, Cramer says.

  • Retailers Crank Up Promotions in June Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 1:20 PM ET
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    There are increasing signs that the consumer may be becoming more skittish and starting to dig in and hunker down again.

  • Retail Bears Out As Consumers Remain Cautious Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 1:44 PM ET

    With little progress on the overall jobs front, the consumer has ultimately remained very cautious, spurring more tepid spending over the past couple of months. Here is a look at the drop in the major retail stocks since the Morgan Stanley Retail Index hit a two-year high on April 26, 2010.

  • A J Crew Wedding Dress? How Far Can Brands Stretch? Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 9:58 AM ET
    J. Crew's bridal store.

    With store expansion on the back burner, retailers are turning to fresh avenues for growth, betting that their brand equity will carry over to new product categories.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak; Alcoa Gains Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday afternoon as a China-fueled rally petered out. Alcoa was still up sharply.

  • iPad Sparks New Way For Retailers to Advertise Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 11:24 AM ET
    Apple iPad with Macy's ad

    In a move to gauge the iPad’s marketing potential, retailers and brands are starting to place interactive ads in digital magazine publications, hoping their early adoption of new technology may help them swoon new consumers and target their primary audience.

  • Shopping For Retail Trades Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    In the wake of lackluster same-store sales results, should you put any retailers on your radar?