CVS is Rich Saperstein, HighTower Treasury Partners CIO's best idea.» Read More
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in a quiet session Thursday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and ahead of the crucial government non-farm payroll figure due Friday morning.
Two big retail players restructure, hard times for other brand names and ETFS become a scapegoat for market volatility.
Futures turned lower Thursday following news that weekly jobless claims climbed unexpectedly last week and following a sharp rally in the previous session.
Sales of Activision Blizzard's games, particularly "Modern Warfare 3" and "Skylanders," performed "better than our expectation," CEO Bobby Kotick told CNBC Monday, without giving details. That achievement looks even better considering the games sold at full price, not at huge Black Friday discounts.
Amazon.com is dominating today's online "Cyber Monday" buzz, according to our exclusive CNBC Real-Time Retail Read.
The results are in. According to Shopper Trak, sales increased 6.6% on Black Friday. Consumers were inspired by record breaking discounts and store openings as early as 9 p.m. on Turkey Day. That was enough to get the average American to skip dessert, push back from the dinner table and hit the stores in search of savings.
Holiday Season 2011 got off to a roaring start with crowds of shoppers lining up at stores from Thanksgiving evening straight on through the morning on Black Friday, but retail executives remained cautious yet upbeat about the rest of the season.
On Friday chatter on the floor had everything to do with the underlying message in the market and what to make of it.
Black Friday has historically been regarded as the day when retailers move from a loss into profit for the year. While the explanation no longer holds much relevance, this year the day after Thanksgiving could be critical for several major retailers.
Who has the biggest buzz this Black Friday? It looks like Wal-Mart Stores, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Apple may have an edge, according to CNBC's Real-Time Retail Read.
The low-end and midrange retailers cut prices to attract shoppers, while executives at luxury stores say that they are actually able to sell more at full price than in recent boom years. The New York Times reports.
Forget about the newspaper circular. If consumers are looking for Black Friday deals, chances are, they'll look where they spend a ton of time: Facebook. This year more than ever Facebook is a key tool for retailers to connect with shoppers. And this year big brands aren't just trying to get fans to buy, they're trying to spread their message to fans *friends* -- to leverage the site for the power of its networks.
With Black Friday fast approaching, the “Fast Money” pros had their eyes on retail. And they think you should stay away.
Wall Street suffered through another brutal selloff Monday, with investors heading for the exits ahead of Thanksgiving as both the U.S. and Europe struggled to deal with their burgeoning debt crises.
Based on what I am seeing in stores leading up to Black Friday this year I am wondering if retailers really all view us as just a bunch of turkeys?
US stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Wall Street Monday as investors digested the results of the Spanish general election and billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he doubted the survival of the European single currency.
Retailers are counting on shoppers to return to an old holiday tradition: buying gifts for themselves.
For bargain hunters on the prowl for the best deal, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer an either-or proposition — and that’s a huge plus for consumers.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!