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    Gift cards are just so easy — so easy for dishonest employees to exploit, that is.

  • In the corporate world, bigger is often better. When it comes to legendary, industry-changing companies (think Microsoft), the more grandiose plans win out. The same is thought about mergers and acquisitions. Some mergers are so successful that we can’t remember a time when the two companies were distinct: Where would Disney be without Pixar, or J.P. Morgan without Chase?

    Here we look at the top 10 best, and worst, mergers of all time: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 100 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

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    Shoppers across the country returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.

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    Shoppers across the country returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.

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    From Macy’s to Williams-Sonoma and Sears, retailers are tying more purchases to a worthy cause, banking on the premise that socially conscious buying is in and conspicuous consumption is out.

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    Dreaming of a white Christmas? If you are in the Northeast, you just might get your wish. Weather forecasters are calling for a a major snowstorm to start in Virginia on Friday and head up the coast to New England by Sunday. What does this mean for retailers?

  • 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,  Wall 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. Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks ar

    Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest price drops?  Here's the top 20, according to ThomsonReuters.

  • The U.S. Senate is in the midst of debating a landmark plan to overhaul the health care system. Bruce Berkowitz, president of Fairholme Capital Management, says he's been increasing his exposure to the sector as a result.

  • It appears cash for clunkers worked so well the government is now looking at dough for doors, windfall for windows and more.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    The Recovery Act has about $5 billion set aside for what's called weatherization: a top-to-bottom effort to make homes more energy efficient. In terms of trickle down,  federal funds go to a state agencies, which allocate money to  local non-profit agencies, which then farm out the work to local contractors.

  • Shoppers stand with their bags at Macy's on 'Black Friday' in New York City.

    It's easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding Black Friday, but to truly get the best deals, keep these retail secrets in mind.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks tumbled Thursday after an analyst downgrade on the chip sector and gains in the dollar. Intel, Alcoa and GE were the Dow's biggest losers.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as a jobless-claims report did little to assuage economic worries and investors pushed the dollar higher.

  • Find out which competitors have the goods this retailer is missing.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow dropped over 100 points Thursday, led by Intel, after an analyst downgrade on the chip sector. A stronger dollar also weighed on the market.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks were set to extend the previous session's losses at the opening bell Thursday, with European stocks dragging on sentiment as miners and food producers struggled.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Nov. 19.

  • U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in October as consumers bought more cars and other goods, according to a government report on Monday. Are we finally seeing a recovery in the retail sector? Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak, discussed his sector outlook.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.