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  • A model walks the runway at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center.

    Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said she expects the fashion industry "surfed the tsunami" and she's very optimistic for the future.

  • In Washington, a Surge of Interest to Hire Republicans Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 1:15 PM ET
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    With Democrats in danger of losing control of Congress, some prominent lobbying shops, trade groups and contractors are already moving to bring more Republicans on board to bolster their political fortunes. The NYT reports.

  • Toys 'R Us Placing Bigger Bet on 'Pop-Up' Stores Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 10:23 PM ET
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    Looks like even the nation's largest toy retailer can afford to get even bigger at Christmastime. Toys 'R Us unwraps plans to expand its reach with "pop-up" stores, boutiques within its Babies 'R Us stores, and additional outlet stores.

  • Packaging Is All the Rage, and Not in a Good Way Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 8:15 AM ET
    Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada.

    For nearly two years, Amazon has been trying to get manufacturers to adopt “frustration-free packaging” that gets rid of plastic cases and air-bubble wrap — major irritants for consumers and one of Amazon’s biggest sources of customer complaints.

  • Boise State Turns Into Licensing Gold Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 3:29 PM ET
    The Boise State Broncos flag is run after a touchdown against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

    In the 2002-03 school season, Boise State made about $70,000 in gross royalties from merchandise. Last season, that number had increased ten fold to more than $700,000 after increased exposure from big time wins over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and over TCU in the 2010 version of the game.

  • Cult Stocks: How to Avoid a Bad Ending Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 6:20 PM ET
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    Cult stocks have been around in the financial market for as long as I can remember, says Tim Melvin. These stocks attract unusual emotions and usually have some popular new product or service that is typically described as being "game changing" or "revolutionary."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Babolat On The Rise Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:22 PM ET
    Tennis rackets at Babolat's 2010 US Open kick off event at CityView Racquet Club in New York City.

    The brands of tennis are well known to the American consumer: Head, Penn, Prince, Wilson. But over the past 15 years, one company — Babolat — has virtually come out of nowhere to achieve a huge share of the tennis racket business.

  • Retailers Post Surprisingly Strong August Sales Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
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    Retailers turned in surprisingly strong monthly sales reports in August, as sales-tax-free holidays and discounting coaxed shoppers to open their wallets and stock up on back-to-school items.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Retail Sales Prep: Back-to-School Edition Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Discounters and department stores are expected to fare well when retailers issue their monthly sales reports Thursday, as consumers look for one-stop shopping to stock up on school supplies and clothing. Which retailers are heading to the top of the class? A look at analysts' estimates.

  • Spend $30, Get a Free....What? Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 2:41 PM ET
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    All three of the nation's largest drugstore chains—CVS Caremark, Walgreen and Rite Aid—as well as Target are making a big bets that they will be able to draw shoppers with their flu vaccination programs.

  • Prep Your Portfolio into Next Week: Strategists Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Friday amid some mixed economic reports. So what can you do to boost your portfolio ahead of next week? Benny Lorenzo, CEO of Kaufman Brothers, and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, shared their best plays.

  • Target Allows Shoppers to Customize Ads Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 2:05 PM ET
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    Wouldn't it be great if you could always know when your favorite products are on sale? Discount retailer Target spacer is rolling out a new technology that aims to do just that.

  • Target Looking for Piece of Used Video Game Market Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 4:23 PM ET
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    Target has kicked off a pilot program in Northern California allowing customers to trade in their used video games, a lucrative market currently dominated by Gamestop.

  • Your First Move For Thursday, Aug. 19 Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 8:30 PM ET

    Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade, where the 'Fast' traders give you the best plays for Thursday.

  • Stocks Lose Steam but End Up; Energy Slips Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 4:46 PM ET
  • Stocks Gain Before Close; Home Depot Rises Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks were higher heading into the close Wednesday in thin trading Wednesday as investors shrugged off tepid reports from retailers.  Exxon fell.

  • Halftime—The Better Trade: Target or Walmart? Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Target's stock rebounded after executives on a conference call said the retailer should meet analysts' expectations for the rest of the year. But is it a trap for traders?

  • Stocks Pare Losses; Exxon, Chevron Fall Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks pared losses Wednesday, with tech-heavy Nasdaq and the S&P 500 up slightly, after a mixed batch of earnings releases, and a day after a strong rally. Exxon, Chevron fell.

  • Dow Opens Lower After Rallying Tuesday Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The Dow opened lower at the open after a day of strong results for the major averages, and ahead of a day light on economic news.