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    Looking for back-to-school buys for your portfolio? This season’s consumer is on the hunt for value and brands, driving some companies that emphasize brands rather than private labels to outperform, one analyst said.

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    Teen retailers often have just as tough a time predicting adolescent trends as their parents do, Cramer said.

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    As U.S. retailers head into the crucial back-to-school season, one analyst shared some of her top picks and argued that retailers’ past momentum could augur future strength.

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    Investors in the retail space might do well to think twice about picking luxury brands right now, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

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    Overall, retailers' June sales are concerning. Back-to-school is the second biggest "season" for retail after the Christmas holidays, and it's just around the corner. Many analysts think retailers will have to offer aggressive promotions to win consumer dollars. A number of retail analysts even took the step of downgrading retail stocks based on their concerns about a pullback in consumer spending.

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    Retailers reported largely disappointing sales in June, as consumers pulled back on spending amid concerns about jobs and the economy.

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    We screened 120 companies in the S&P that derived more than 98 percent of sales from the U.S. All have seen gains on par with the S&P.

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    Flash-sale websites such as Gilt Groupe and Ru La La were hailed as disruptors in the ecommerce space, but recently there’s been a bit of a disruption in their success story, prompting some to wonder if flash-sale sites are more of a marketing gimmick than a sustainable business model.

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    We need a bigger check. Spain is paying a higher yield on its bonds after a series of three-year and four-year auctions. Spain's Ibex stock market is poised to close at a nine-year low; its 10-year bond is yielding 6.35 percent, the highest since November. European banks are down two to five percent. This is almost every day now.

  • Facebook IPO papers

    Stock-market strategists do not expect the Facebook deal to have much market impact, but it will be critical to the IPO market that Facebook stock rises after the offering and holds gains.

  • Get Cramer's earnings expectations for Groupon, Deere, Target and more.

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    Happy Friday! With a parade of major retailers and some smaller tech firms on tap to post earnings next week, check out what analysts expect and how to trade some of the top companies.

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    Employee turnover levels at retailers are on the rise, particularly among part-time store workers and positions tied to the booming ecommerce sector, according to the findings of a new survey by global management firm Hay Group.

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    With the early start of spring and Easter behind us, retail sales have slowed in April, with many retailers falling short of analysts' estimates.

  • Mario Draghi

    European stocks dropped, the euro rose as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi spoke. Draghi said that the latest spate of weak economic data highlighted the "prevailing uncertainty."

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  • A lot of times, it’s futures trading that’s driving the market down, he said.

  • Cramer’s Ultimate Growth Stocks for 2012Instead of just panicking, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said investors can actually profit from selloffs. After all, a down day provides investors the opportunity to buy high-quality growth stocks at discount.Investors should look for companies with “powerful long-term secular growth stories; the kind of rapid yet consistent growth that’s coveted in an environment where economies around the globe seem to be slowing,” Cramer explained. These stocks have grow

    The "Mad Money" host compiled a list of his favorite high-growth stocks. Read on to find out who they are.

  • The "Mad Money" host adds the retailer to his "Ultimate Growth Portfolio for 2012."