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  • Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks closed mixed amid thin holiday trading after a couple lackluster economic reports on housing and consumer confidence. Chevron and HP rose, while American Express fell.

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  • Stocks declined modestly amid thin holiday trading and after a couple lackluster economic reports as the Northeast recovered from a huge snowstorm. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while Bank of America rose.

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    Cash registers are continuing to ring up big sales in the final days before Christmas, easing fears of a front-loaded holiday season.

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    Best Buy's online sales crumbled to year-over-year growth of 7 percent, down from 15 percent in the second quarter and 21 percent in the first quarter. Where's the company headed?

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    Christmas will no longer be on credit for many shoppers, despite tempting offers from retailers and credit card companies trying to coax the plastic out of consumers’ wallets.

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

    The holiday season is off to a "solid start" across most retail categories, according to a report released on Wednesday that offers some hope that consumer spending is starting to bounce back.

  • It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation. After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed. From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are an

    With data from ThomsonReuters, we took a look at which stocks have mean consensus estimates farthest below their stock prices (as of market close on 11/30/10).

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    First Black Friday became a whole weekend of deals, now it looks like it's Cyber Monday all week. Several retailers have announced extensions of their Cyber Monday discounts into Tuesday or for the entire week.

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    This is supposed to be the year online shopping using mobile devices takes off, but the shopping experience is lagging.

  • Shoppers wait to enter the Aeropostale store during 'Midnight Madness' at the Tyson's Corner Center in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

    Certainly, this year's Black Friday crowds lived up to the forecasts, and were bigger than last year. But here comes the important question for investors: what next?

  • Black Friday, Cyber Monday, hot deals and hot gifts, those were the topics of my latest round of radio and television interviews.

  • Consumers may be loosening up their purse strings a tad this holiday, but bargain hunting is out of the picture. In fact, shoppers can expect plenty of promotions and discounts as retailers battle it out in the vital closing months of the year. Lower price-point gifts will play a role in luring customers in and guiding their purchase decisions.

  • Ah, no. But don’t be surprised if you hear this over and over again for the next six weeks.

  • Facebook And Target Begin Sale Of Facebook Gift Cards

    Law student Samuel Jaffe won’t be standing in line in the wee hours of the night hoping to score a Black Friday deal.

  • Macys at Jersey City decorated for holidays

    Times are tough, and retailers are getting creative, wrapping their marketing campaigns in some unlikely packaging this year, from new “grab-and-go” gift shops at Macy’s to new flexible payment options at Sears.

  • Customers wait in line to pay for their items on Black Friday at KB Toys in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

    Black Friday weekend used to be the bellwether of the holiday shopping season. Merchants held their breath when Thanksgiving weekend sales results trickled in, holding up the period as a major indicator of how their stores would perform. But the weekend has lost much of its crystal-ball appeal.

  • Stocks shed losses from earlier this week to close broadly higher Thursday, lifted by the successful return of General Motors to the U.S. stock market and relief that Ireland was addressing its debt crisis. Alcoa and Boeing rose, while Intel fell.

  • Considering the investor enthusiasm for the GM IPO, is it safe to say market momentum has shifted in favor of the bulls?