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    Retailers are celebrating their first real mobile marketing holiday this year with smartphone applications that they hope will help them ring in the New Year with a stronger mobile presence, but as this retail segment matures, apps might not be the best approach.

  • Upbeat results from technology firms led stocks higher Friday, however the Nasdaq was the only major index to close in positive territory for the week. Is tech your top trade?

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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?

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    Here we are a week before Christmas, the last night of Hanukkah, and it's the perfect opportunity to find out what's selling, what's not, and what investors ought to be paying attention to.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this exclusive feature.

  • Sales at U.S. retailers rose more than expected in November according to a data on Friday, raising hopes of a self-sustaining economic recovery. What does the strong retail numbers mean for the stock market? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer weighed in.

  • Analyst research reports these days are way too negative for the Mad Money host, so he wrote his own.

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    With consumers more hungry for bargains than ever, the 2009 holiday season has rapidly migrated from the $20-and-under prices seen last year to become the year of the $10 gift.

  • Price wars and saavy retailers ready to compete on price mean lots of great gifts under $10. Discount retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart have battled over who has the lowest prices on toys, books and DVDs, but this year's deals extend beyond discount stores and include items in home goods, beauty, apparel and technology.“Stores and shoppers were caught off guard last year,” said Ellen Davis, vice president of the National Retail Federation. “This year, retailers really had time on their side

    Price wars and saavy retailers ready to compete on price mean lots of great gifts under $10. Here are some great gifts for men, women and kids that won’t drain your bank account.

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    Dramatic price cuts in consumer technology brought buyers to stores the week of Black Friday, but retailers may have gone a little overboard on the loss leaders this year.

  • Stocks opened flat to slightly lower on Wednesday as concerns mounted over the global economy and the US dollar continued to assert itself as a popular safety play. Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock shared his market outlook.

  • Attention landlubbers, it’s time to go whale watching – Fast Money style. Our whales aren’t massive sea creatures, so much as massive investors who are massively wealthy... and they’ve just surfaced to reveal their top holdings. Compared to them, the rest of us are just little fish. But like real fish, that doesn’t mean you can’t swim in their wake!

    Our whales aren’t massive sea creatures, so much as massive investors who are massively wealthy... and they’ve recently surfaced to reveal their top holdings.

  • Many investors are too conservatively positioned to the end of the year, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan. He told investors where they should be looking.

  • Target to Go

    Taking a cue from the recent flood of pop-up stores, discount retailer Target is opening three temporary Target To-Go locations this holiday, catering to busy city-dwellers shopping on a budget.

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    By all accounts, the holiday season appears to be off to a robust start, with lines longer and carts fuller than a year ago, but a key question remains: What will happen after the holiday madness fades?

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  • What's the best retail play for this holiday season? Cramer has his prediction, and the evidence to back it up.

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    Traders will have their eyes on the nation’s retailers tomorrow as they report their November same-store sales numbers. Although a strong back-to-school season and an early flurry of cold weather helped boost retailers’ sales in September and October, November has been another story despite the very easy comparisons to last year’s figures.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pulled off a modest gain Monday, led by banks, after Dubai World said it would try to restructure about $26 billion of its debt. Chips also gained. But retailers finished lower.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors sorted through Dubai and retail news. Industrials and Home Depot were the biggest drags on the Dow. Financials gained.