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  • Retailers' Big Test: Picking the Right Price Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 3:39 PM ET
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    As summer comes to an end and students go back to school, the retail industry is preparing for its first big test of the fall semester—picking the right price.

  • Uniforms Making the Grade at More Schools Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 2:16 PM ET
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    Back-to-school fashion is getting a makeover as more school districts adopt uniform dress codes.

  • Amazon Shares Plunge After Earnings Disappoint Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 5:10 PM ET
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    The online retailer's shares plunged after the company posted earnings that missed analyst expectations and revenue that barely beat forecasts.

  • On the surface they seem better than expected but stocks turned negative on Thursday, as the Street feared what lies beneath recent earnings from JPMorgan.

  • Retail Results Mixed as Consumers Hunt Bargains Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
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    Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.

  • Retail Numbers No Game Changer Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    June retail sales report: better than most expected, but not a game changer. Numbers were good for the most part, but not enough to change anyone's opinion. The back half remains murky due to the macro data, which right now does not support a robust recovery.

  • Stocks End Higher After Late Rally Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a late rally as investors scooped up some bargains. Energy, techs and financials gained, while retail stocks were one of the weakest links after a downgrade on the sector.

  • Retailers Launch Their Own Stimulus Packages Monday, 5 Jul 2010 | 7:27 AM ET
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    Tired of waiting for spending to rebound on its own, retailers are taking matters into their own hands. From loans to shoppers or discounts for credit card holders, shops entice wary consumers to spend, the New York Times reports.

  • Freeport, Commodity Stocks Suffer China Syndrome Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 2:03 PM ET

    In the first half of the year when China stocks moved, raw materials moved in unison 80% of the time. Does that mean you should run for the exits? Not necessarily.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak; Alcoa Gains Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday afternoon as a China-fueled rally petered out. Alcoa was still up sharply.

  • Dividend Increases Signal No Double-Dip Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 2:56 PM ET

    If executives were actually worried about a double-dip recession, then why are they starting to increase dividends?

  • The US Consumer Is Back: Top Wal-Mart Supplier Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 4:32 AM ET
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    Confidence is returning quickly to U.S. consumers, said Bruce Rockowitz, president of Li & Fung, one of the world's largest suppliers for major brands and retailers.

  • Target Recalling Children's Belts Over Lead Paint Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say no injuries have been reported yet but urge consumers to stop using the belts and return them for a full refund through the voluntary recall program

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    Something investors in Amazon must be asking themselves: Has the Apple iPad caused the Kindle to rapidly fall into obsolescence and, if so, how will that impact the company’s second quarter results?

  • Top Entry-Level Employers Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
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    Recent college grads are facing a tough job market again this year, but some companies and organizations plan to hire a good amount of entry-level workers in 2010.

  • 4 Dividend Stocks for Surviving the Next Downturn Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 7:25 PM ET

    It’s only a matter of time, Cramer says.

  • Cramer: No Bank Rally Till FinReg Passes Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    Plus, get the best trades on this most recent run in retail.

  • Capitulation Sell-Off Or Start Of Something Big? Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    By Friday's close the S&P had fallen below 1,070, a level which had been considered support. How much farther is the S&P going to fall?

  • Shopping For Retail Trades Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    In the wake of lackluster same-store sales results, should you put any retailers on your radar?

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain, Led by Techs, Energy Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after some late-session turbulence, led by techs. Energy stocks rebounded from the bottom of the pack to the No. 2 behind tech. Financials ended lower.