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  • Summer Stock Series: Bon Voyage Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Could your family road trip lead to sizzling summer trades? Find out about the unlikely places in which the traders see opportunity!

  • Oil Gushes to Record, Stocks Plummet Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Oil suffocates any chance of stock gains and the Fed minutes further the declines. Also, playing the airlines as a proxy for oil and Dick Bove on summer for the financials.

  • Summer Stock Series: Barbecue Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    The kids are out of school, the days are getting longer and Dad is ready to fire up the grill. That brings us to our latest summer stock trade: the barbecue.

  • Stock Picks to Beat the Market Volatility Blues Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 12:15 PM ET

    To help investors survive the current market volatility, CNBC asked the experts where they're placing their bets in this environment.

  • Troubled Market? Think Large Caps Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Five-star fund manager Barry James says it's a tough time to be putting money into the stock market -- but an investor would be wise to focus on large-cap stocks.

  • Target Profit Falls, Hurt by Wary Shoppers Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    Target reported a 7.5 percent decline in quarterly profit Tuesday as shoppers passed over clothes and jewelry in favor of basics like food, hurting the retailer's margins.

  • Napster Rolls Out MP3 Store in Challenge to iTunes Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:06 AM ET

    Napster, the digital music service, on Tuesday opened the world's biggest MP3 download store with more than 6 million songs in a direct challenge to Apple's iTunes store.

  • Summer Stock Series: The Beach Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Sell in May and go away? Or will summer fun in the sun lead you to some sizzling summer trades?

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.

  • Home Depot Shopper

    Last week, Wal-Mart showed it can make money in the current economic environment. This week, the worry is Home Depot won't be able to deliver. Can Home Depot break ranks with rival Lowe's and improve its guidance? Sure, but don't hold your breath.

  • The Week:  You Can Count On Oil Saturday, 17 May 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    The week was chock full of economic angst and M&A intrigue. But one dark constant loomed over all ... rising oil prices.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line; Techs Lead Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a second day Thursday as traders found cause for optimism and technology stocks blazed the trail.

  • Shop 'Til They Drop Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    Are retailers good for a short-term trade if they continue to top low expectations?

  • Stop Trading!: Is the Worst Over? Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    Freddie Mac's earnings may hold the answer, Cramer says.

  • Stock Picks for Today: Retail and Dividend Plays Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Where do you put your money now? CNBC asked the experts what stocks they would pick

  • Yahoo Leads Nasdaq Higher Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    Carl Icahn and a possible proxy fight with Yahoo, the CEO of Liz Claiborne on the status of their turnaround and after hours action from Whole Foods, Applied Materials and more.

  • HP Drags on Dow; Yahoo Buoys Nasdaq Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors expressed their disappointment in Wal-Mart's outlook, HP's deal and a slew of other news. Surprising resilience in retail sales, excluding autos, helped curb losses. The Nasdaq eked out a gain, led by Yahoo.

  • Macke: Wal-Mart Is A "Buy" Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    In this tough retail environment, the only trade is best of breed.

  • A Good Day For Stocks--Considering... Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    I don’t want to make too much of this, but it was a pretty good day for stocks, considering all the negative stuff the markets had to deal with. Consider: