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  • Retailers Take Tepid View of Economy Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Few, if any, signs of improvement here. Saks and Staples expect the U.S. economy to remain weak for the rest of 2008.

  • Stocks Skid as Core Produce Prices Jump Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday after a measure of wholesale inflation rose more than expected, sparking worries that the Federal Reserve will start focusing on rising prices rather than slowing growth.

  • Target Profit Falls, Hurt by Wary Shoppers Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    Target reported a 7.5 percent decline in quarterly profit Tuesday as shoppers passed over clothes and jewelry in favor of basics like food, hurting the retailer's margins.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Wall Street is on inflation watch Tuesday. In fact, it is beginning to be on inflation watch everyday. The producer price index, the measure of inflation at the producer level, is released at 8:30 a.m. and is the only item on the economic calendar for Tuesday.

  • Home Depot Shopper

    Last week, Wal-Mart showed it can make money in the current economic environment. This week, the worry is Home Depot won't be able to deliver. Can Home Depot break ranks with rival Lowe's and improve its guidance? Sure, but don't hold your breath.

  • Gaining from Customer Satisfaction Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    We have all had some miserable customer service experiences and as we sit on hold or try to navigate through yet another voice response system, we wonder how can these companies get away with this.  In fact, a 2006 Harris Interactive Poll showed 40% of us would rather go to the dentist than deal with poor customer service.  My most recent mind numbing experience with my phone company, Verizon, made me wonder if there is a way to translate this into investing opportunities.   Here is what I found...

  • Wal-Mart Profit Rises as Shoppers Hunt for Bargains Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 7:41 AM ET
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    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday as discounts drew U.S. shoppers looking for bargains on necessities like food and pharmacy items.

  • Why Wal-Mart Is Working Monday, 12 May 2008 | 6:19 PM ET

    With Wal-Mart shares up 20% so far this year will earnings on Tuesday show the retailer is firing on all cylinders?

  • Wal-Mart

    Wake up early on Tuesday and catch fresh numbers from the retail giant. See what it takes to move a stock up 22% since the beginning of the year... and whether or not Wal-Mart can keep it up.

  • Triage Trade: Target Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Target appears to be losing out to Wal-Mart in the scramble to attract cash-strapped consumers. Why has Target missed the mark?

  • Europe Preview: Buying Into a Baer Market? Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    Two billion dollars was pulled out of UBS's wealth management division in the first quarter. It's difficult to say how much of the loss stemmed from the subprime crisis, but smaller banks in Switzerland have been picking up business from the troubled market leader.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • Optimism Fuels Stock Rally; Oil Tops $122 Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as optimism prevailed, even in the face of $122-a-barrel oil. Techs got a boost from speculation that a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is still possible.

  • Big US retailers are expected to show a slight improvement in April sales on Wednesday, but Wall Street still expects signs of weakness.

  • Energy, Tech Talk Fuel Market Rebound Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Target says it is selling an interest in its credit-card receivables business to JPMorgan Chase for about $3.6 billion.

  • Trading Wedding Season Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    As May begins the “I Do” season kicks into high hear. Which wedding trades could leave your wallet living happily ever after?

  • Trade Tomorrow: The Mogul on Media Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    With big media earnings due this week, find out what former Disney Chief Michael Eisner says every trader should know! That, plus our other "Trade Tomorrow" plays!

  • Sudden Death: Delta, Target and More Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!