This month's batch of retail sales reports showed signs of deterioration. Are consumers getting ready to shed their frugal ways?
Wal-Mart Stores, which accounts for some 15 percent of the retail industry sales, has stopped reporting its same-store sales on a monthly basis. The result is an empty feeling that we're somehow missing part of the retail picture.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on energy, autos, retail and more.
The Treasury market took the government's latest 7-year note auction in stride, compared to Wednesday's wild action.
Treasury bonds were firmer and trading quietly on Thursday compared with yesterday's wild action, though the market is awaiting the government's 7-year note auction this afternoon.
The stock market is watching the bond market, wary a spike in interest rates will derail a fragile economic recovery and snuff the market's rally.
The big number for markets Wednesday is April's existing home sales, which should tell the story of a weak spring selling season.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Newmont Mining and Procter & Gamble popped while Home Depot and Hewlett-Packard dropped.
Stocks finished lower Friday after a late selloff erased the day's gains. Stocks struggled to hold gains for much of the day but worries about a possible downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating left the market on rocky ground ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Plus, get calls on US Steel, Bank of America, Sears Holdings and more.
Both the Dow and S&P were trading in the green around lunchtime Friday, although gains were modest. How should you be positioned ahead of the 3-day holiday week-end?
How are the Fast Money traders gaming potential movers -- into Friday's close?
Stocks made another break higher Friday as worries about a possible downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating left the market on rocky ground ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Stocks were set to move higher at the open Friday following a selloff in the previous session as concerns about a credit rating downgrade for the US eased.
Markets head into the last session before the three-day Memorial Day weekend, with a wary eye on the dollar and interest rates.
Pershing Square Capital Management LP's William Ackman is waging a proxy fight against Target Corp. to replace four of the company's independent directors with four of his loyalists and himself. Ironically, Ackman is attacking Target's three greatest strengths: governance, integrated merchandising, and value creation. Ackman has chosen the wrong Target.
With the latest wave of disclosures hitting the Street, we’re learning about recent moves made by two billionaires. Should you trade in their wake?
Comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini after hours could be bullish for stocks.
With all the sideways action, is this market headed for a breakdown or a rebound?
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said Pershing Square Capital Management's proxy fight with Target isn't about poor management at the discount retailer. Instead, it is about building a more qualified board.