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Dutch office supplies firm Corporate Express said Tuesday it was not in talks to be bought by U.S. rival Staples, denying a newspaper report and halving a sharp rise in its shares.
Are stocks with lots of cash and low debt your best bet as economic trouble looms?
CNBC asked the pros on how to survive this kind of market. Here's what they had to say.
Time to sort though the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions. Don writes, “Is Office Depot (ODP) a good hedge in a down economy?
Brent Wilsey has a shopping list for the new year. The president of San Diego-based Wilsey Asset Management is urging investors to take a serious look at undervalued stocks -- and he offered CNBC viewers plenty of choices.
Is the Fed actions to pump liquidity into the system a deal changer? The coordination with other central banks is certainly impressive, but more importantly it increases the chances for a rally into the close of the year.
Bank of America says their fourth quarter results will be "disappointing" and there are more write-downs coming due to exposure to collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). They will likely not be buying back stock until 2009. Down 2 percent pre-open.
Plus, Cramer explains a 'dividend charge' and his opinion on whether to buy, sell or hold the stock of your employer.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.
Staples, the biggest U.S. specialty retailer of office supplies, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as expense controls and profit gains at its international unit helped offset the impact of lower same-store sales at home.
Discounters, department stores and chains that sell electronics and teen fashions lured big crowds over the weekend as the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start.
Stocks closed higher after another volatile session, helped by a rally among energy shares as oil soared to a record high close of $98 a barrel.
Office Depot, the world's second-largest office supplies retailer, reported lower quarterly profit Tuesday as U.S. same-store sales fell and margins were pressured by promotions.
Plus, Cramer answers questions about Sepracor, Office Depot and Transocean.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.
The Merrill Lynch saga continued Monday, with the imminent departure of Chief Executive Officer Stanley O’Neal leaving investors wondering who the board will pick to mend the struggling brokerage.
Office Depot, the world's second-largest office supplies retailer, said Monday it would delay its third-quarter earnings release due to an independent review of its vendor program funds, sending its shares down as much as 17 percent.
A flood of economics and earnings reports will quickly dominate the week; already there are a few companies sounding familiar themes. 1) Subprime bleeds into the current quarter for financials. UBS saying their third-quarter loss would be in line with the lowered guidance they gave earlier this month.
Here are my thoughts this Monday morning: 1) Citigroup's earnings were about in line with their own drastically reduced guidance they gave a couple weeks ago. Fixed income was poor as expected, and consumer delinquency rates continue to uptick. International posted strong revenue growth (up 30%) Conference call at 8:30.
Sometimes a stock is hot and other times it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.
September may traditionally be the worst month for stocks, but some market pros think now is the time to snap up some bargains.
Given the dramatic volatility of recent weeks, CNBC has put together a survival guide for investors. Here's a sampling of what our experts had to say during the week.