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  • Stocks rose after a rocky open on Friday as investors prepared for the "quadruple witching" expiration of futures and options. Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, and Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco, shared their market outlooks.

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    Growth in the huge weight-loss business has slowed, but  players and concepts continue to enter a crowded field, especially the low-cost kind.

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    Wal-Mart Stores is still quenching consumers' thirst for cheap soda, and that's really bad news for private-label soft drink manufacturer Cott.

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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.

  • If action in the S&P is your main barometer for gauging the health of this market, you may be missing something - something big!

  • Stocks opened higher Tuesday, after finishing lower in the prior session as Moody's downgraded Greece's credit rating to junk status.

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    The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports released preliminary figures for May today.

  • Retail sales disappoint, but some bright spots. May retail sales reports, down 1.2 percent versus consensus of 0.2 percent, were clearly a disappointment. Here's the breakdown.

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    Stocks ended the week in correction territory after a sharp selloff Friday as a disappointing jobs report and another possible debt crisis in Hungary intensified fears about the stability of the recovery.

  • 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?

  • Employees line up for a Walmart meeting.

    As I've been reporting today, Wal-Mart announced a $15 billion share repurchase program at its annual shareholder meeting, as 16,000 employees and shareholders gathered Friday at Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas. But, here's what you don't see on TV.

  • Markets slipped on Friday after a US report showed fewer jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls than expected last month—and most of those jobs were temporary census workers. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • S&P futures dropped about 6-7 points around 7:00am ET this morning as the euro fell through key support levels vs. the U.S. dollar and Swiss franc. The euro broke below the key CHF 1.40 level, to an all-time low vs. the Swiss franc.

  • US stock futures extended their losses Friday after a report showed fewer jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls last month and most of those were temporary census workers.

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    Even if  there is a blow away jobs number Friday, many economists expect the report will show fewer private sector jobs were created in May than in April.

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    U.S. retailers are increasingly looking outside U.S. borders for growth. Merchants such as Macy’s Bloomingdale’s chain are entering international markets for the first time. Others are accelerating expansion overseas, as in the Gap’s case, or testing the international waters via e-commerce sites, which is Nordstrom and J.C. Crew’s preferred route.

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    Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.

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    Analysts are expecting retailers to post higher same-store sales in May, but with trends showing some signs of consumer spending weakening from the start of the year, investors are grappling with the bigger question regarding the state of the consumer.

  • Late day weakness on Tuesday largely stemmed from the energy sector. Because it's such a big part of the S&P, could energy derail this bull all together?

  • The Dow shed over 100 points, or 1 percent, after a late selloff Tuesday. It was a see-saw session as investors cheered a pair of encouraging U.S. manufacturing reports but many worries still nagged at the market.