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  • Indexes Eke Out Gains After Wild Session Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers and oil prices surged more than $5 a barrel. Still, all three major indexes eked out gains by the closing bell.

  • Why Fannie And Freddie Dropped Again Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    Another day with plenty of cross-currents. The bottom line is that a $5 spike in oil right near the close of trading in oil (2:30 pm ET) dropped stocks, the Dow lost all of its 120-point rally, though it came back a bit toward the close.

  • Is Retail Really All Bad? Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    Shoppers, enticed by heavy discounts and armed with rebate checks, spent freely in June...

  • Stocks Reel as Oil Surges, Financials Get Hit Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, overshadowing any positive news the market had to offer.

  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Retailers Post Strong Sales, Discounters Lead The Way Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    Red shopping Carts in a row.

    Retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores, are posting solid same-store sales growth in June, as expected, as seasonal weather and tax rebate checks helped get consumers to the store.

  • Stocks Swing Wildly; Financials Get Slammed Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Two pieces of positive news this morning: 1) Wal-Mart sales better than expected and raising guidance, and 2) Dow Chemicalspacer buying Rohm and Haas. Jobless claims lower than expected is also a help.

  • Oversold Bounce Or Real Bottom: Market Debate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    Two weeks ago, I said I haven't seen the Street so bearish since just after 9/11. This morning Investors Intelligence reported that their Bull/Bear survey of financial newsletter writers fell to 27.4 percent bullish, the lowest reading since July 1994. Bears rose to 47.3 percent, the highest since 1995.

  • Pops & Drops: RIMM, Office Depot... Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Research In Motion and eBay popped while Pepsi Bottling and Office Depot dropped.

  • No Longer Over A Barrel Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    As oil plunges from its highs is it safe to buy "crude casualties" such as airlines, autos and retailers?

  • Weather, Tax Rebates Seen Aiding June Retail Sales Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:55 PM ET
    Shoppers in a toy aisle at a Target store.

    U.S. retailers, led by the discounters, are expected to post slightly better June same- store sales this week, thanks to seasonal weather and rebate checks that have made their way to cash registers, mostly for basic items such as gasoline and food.

  • Best In Breed: Retail Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    In a market full of dogs, how do you recognize the best in breed?

  • U.S. store closings and cutbacks turned the second quarter into the worst for strip mall owners in 30 years, as budget-conscious consumers flocked to low-cost warehouse-style grocery centers.

  • For Stocks, Escaping Bear Hinges on Oil, GE Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    It will be tough for Wall Street to shake off the bear market blues next week if the price of oil keeps rising and the earnings season kick-off from Alcoa and General Electric disappoints investors.

  • Steve & Barry’s, the miracle retailer that sold everything new at bargain basement prices, is contemplating filing for bankruptcy. And while making that move would not necessarily mean the end to the business, which grew to more than 250 stores and might now have to shut some of them, it does mean that anyone who hasn’t gotten paid isn’t too happy right now.

  • Tesco Part Two: The Wal-Mart Threat Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Tesco

    They came, they saw, they paused. Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, finally invaded the world's largest retail market--the U.S.--last November, opening its first Fresh&Easy store in Los Angeles.

  • Star Spangled Stock Pick Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    Guy Adami reveals his second star spangled stock in honor of the Fourth of July!

  • Buy Companies That Offer Value, High Dividends Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Federated Investors' Dean Kartsonas said his third-quarter investment strategy will focus on companies that offer value in a tough economy.

  • Stocks End First Half With a Whimper Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday, capping a dismal quarter and first half marked by rocketing oil prices and battered financials. The Dow is down 14 percent since the beginning of the year and ended the first half about 20 points from bear-market territory.