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  • Top Videos: Oil, Jobs, Wal-Mart...and Oil Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    It’s all about oil, as the dollar fell and crude prices shot up to more than $138 a barrel on Friday.

  • Ahold's Profit Meets Forecasts, Raises 2008 Target Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    Dutch supermarket group Ahold reported first-quarter operating profit in line with forecasts on Friday and raised its 2008 target after an asset sale, saying it was coping with tougher economic conditions.

  • Wal-Mart Touts Changes, Vision at Annual Meeting Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 10:58 AM ET
    Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart Stores annual meeting got under way Friday with a combination of self-congratulations for a year in which the retailer began to get its U.S. sales back on track and a tinge of nostalgia for its founder, Sam Walton.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    May's employment report will make or break the market's momentum Friday. Traders say if the 8:30 a.m. report is in line with expectations or even better-than-expected, watch for the rally to continue. If it's worse, stocks will give back some of Thursday's gains.

  • Biggest Jump In A Month Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks rose the most in more than a month on Thursday with the Dow making a triple digit advance. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Retail, Energy Lead Rally; Oil Near $128 Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow ending just shy of  its session high, after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart. A credit-rating downgrade on bond insurers spurred a quick dip but stocks quickly bounced back.  Oil closed near $128 a barrel.

  • Shopping Retail For Value Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    They might be shifting to the discount retailers but consumers are still not dead. How should you trade?

  • Blue Chips Rally; Homebuilders Slide Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow posting a triple-digit point gain, helped by an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart.

  • Rebate Checks Boost Retail, But How Long Can It Last? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    How long can a slow economy mean good times at Wal-Mart? The company is betting that the traffic boost from rebate checks will carry into June and that grocery sales will still be strong in the month ahead. That’s why they’re forecasting sales up between 2-4%.

  • Retailers Get Big Sales Boost From Rebate Checks Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.

  • Verizon, Wal-Mart Lead Blue-Chip Rally Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow posting a triple-digit point gain, helped by an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart.

  • Stocks Rally as Wal-Mart Boosts Dow Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow posting a triple-digit point gain, helped by an unexpected drop in jobless claims and solid sales reports from some retailers including Wal-Mart.

  • Today's Stock Picks: Steel, Discount Retailers, Tyson Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC asked the market pros for their best investment advice right now. Here's what some of them had to say.

  • Playing the Food Chain Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 10:52 AM ET

    It's a tough time for an investor to find prosperity -- but Doug Cliggott says it might be found in food-supply stocks.

  • Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after the tax rebate checks hit bank accounts, giving many of the nation's retailers a boost and helping them to top analyst estimates.

  • Yahoo's Decker in 'Ongoing' Talks With Microsoft Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:11 PM ET
    Sue Decker, Yahoo President

    Yahoo President Susan Decker said Wednesday there are "ongoing, engaged talks" with Microsoft.

  • Web Extra: Week Ahead Edition Friday, 30 May 2008 | 7:25 PM ET

    In Friday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Williams-Sonoma, Wal-Mart and the jobs report in the week ahead.

  • Mad Mail: What's the Link Between Oil and the Dollar? Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 7:52 PM ET

    Plus, the importance of staying in the game.

  • Bulls And Bears: The Case For Both Sides Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Bulls and bears are engaged in a furious fight today--bulls are emboldened because oil traders sold off oil, despite a bullish drawdown in inventory, and stock traders did not sell off the market when those bullish oil numbers came out.

  • Costco Quarterly Profit Rises on Jump in Sales Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    A Costco employee pulls shopping charts at a Costco Wholesale store.

    Costco Wholesale, the biggest U.S. warehouse club operator, said Thursday its quarterly profit jumped 32 percent, beating expectations, as shoppers flocked to its stores for discounts on food and gasoline.

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