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  • Target Cuts October Same-Store Sales View Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 7:07 PM ET

    Target cut its outlook for October sales at stores open at least a year on Monday, the second month in a row the discount retailer has lowered its same-store sales forecast, as investors begin to focus on how the holiday sales season will measure up.

  • Joe Torre And Wal-Mart's Lee Scott: Parallel Lines? Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    The world's largest retailer has spawned this blog's biggest response ever! The anti-Wal-Mart emails (some 655, almost all I would say from Wal-Martwatch.com readers) keep pouring into the Retail Detail inbox. We'll continue to post your thoughts and responses so keep them coming. I've yet to hear from any on the pro Wal-Mart side.

  • Wal-Mart: To Grow or Not to Grow? Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | 10:43 AM ET
    WalMart

    Twice in the past year, Wal-Mart Stores has given its stock a shot in the arm by announcing plans to rein in expansion in the United States.

  • Pinkberry's: Just A Fad Or Next Hot IPO? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 5:27 PM ET

    Can something overpriced, lowfat and "healthy" sell as well as something overpriced, addictive and caffeinated? Probably not. Replicating the success of Starbucks seems next to impossible. But Howard Schultz the chairman of Starbucks and partner Dan Levitan are betting $27.5 million that they can use their knowledge...

  • Stocks End Lower Amid Selloff in Tech Stocks Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 5:42 PM ET

    After hitting record intraday highs, stocks closed lower led by a selloff in tech shares. "We've certainly had a good run in the market and it's been driven by momentum and not necessarily valuation,"  said John Massey, portfolio manager at AIG SunAmerica Asset Management.

  • Retailers Ring Up Weakest Growth in Three Years Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 12:13 PM ET
    Cash Register

    September same-store sales growth falls to its slowest pace in three years, forcing a number of retailers to cut their third-quarter earnings forecast.

  • Retail "Food Fight" Eating Up Stocks? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    A real food fight breaking out over the September retail sales numbers. No hiding the facts: they were below expectations, which had already been lowered. Men's Warehouse, American Eagle, Target, Limited, Nordstrom, JC Penney lowered earnings; Kohl's said earnings would be at the low end of the range.

  • Retailer's Surprise: Lower Guidance Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    September comparable retail sales were generally lower than expected, even after numbers were lowered in the last week. Apparel companies like Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed, but so did Target, as did the department stores like Saks and Nordstrom.

  • Stop Trading!: Costco's a Buy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    Don't make the same mistake some traders are making. This is not your average retailer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Retailers Expected to Post Weak Sales for September Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET
    Holiday Shopper at Walmart

    Balmy temperatures meant a few more weeks of summer, but the warm weather likely put a chill on retail sales.

  • Carolina Herrera for Kohl's? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    Carolina Herrera Spring 08 Collection

    She's dressed former First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy and is a favorite of starlet Renee Zellweger, but designer Carolina Herrera says she would like to do a mass-market line, much like the one her friend Vera Wang recently created for Kohl's.

  • Profit Outlook Skids Lower, Led By Financial Sector Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    Third-quarter profits are expected to be the weakest in five years, but much of the slowdown may be confined to the financial sector.

  • Profit Outlook Grows Even Grimmer For Third Quarter Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 2:47 PM ET

    As earnings season kicks off Tuesday with Alcoa's results, analysts have been lowering their already bearish forecasts. 

  • Wal-Mart Fires First Volley in Holiday Price Wars Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 3:05 PM ET
    WalMart

    Wal-Mart Stores fired its first volley in the holiday pricing wars this week, slashing prices on toys and calling it an "aggressive move to lead the market on holiday savings."

  • Consumers Spending Less? You Tell Me Why Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 11:42 AM ET
    Lincoln Road, Miami

    During my two days reporting from the Miami area this week, I covered the gamut of stores. A Wal-Mart, a Target, a Whole Foods, a Starbucks and a slew of boutiques in the posh Lincoln Road shopping district. The one thing in common between all of the customers that we spoke with is that all were acutely aware of the housing problems in the area.

  • Judge Allows Blind Class Action Against Target Web Site Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:39 AM ET

    A federal judge in California certified a class action lawsuit against Target brought by plaintiffs claiming the discount retailer's Web site is inaccessible to the blind, according to court documents.

  • Stocks End Down Slightly Despite Solid Consumer Data Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 5:23 PM ET

    Stocks ended Friday down slightly as dollar weakness sparked inflation concerns but losses were limited by solid U.S. consumer data. "Housing is slowing down but the U.S. consumer isn't," said Robert Froehlich of DWS Scudder. "The numbers today show that this dichotomy is in place and housing is in trouble but the consumers keep shopping."

  • Recession Worries Grow, But Signals Are Mixed Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 1:57 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Recession talk is heating up as the slumping U.S. housing market threatens to shackle free-spending consumers, yet stocks remain near record highs, indicating that many investors see little cause for alarm.

  • Lightning Round: J.C. Penney, UPS, DynCorp and More Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Quarterly Profits to Show Smallest Gain in Five Years Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 2:35 PM ET

    Third-quarter corporate earnings are expected to show the weakest growth in five years, but a rebound is likely in the fourth quarter.