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Stocks Wal-Mart Stores Inc

  • Dollar Tree ripped to a new all-time high today after beating earnings estimates, and bullish option traders are looking for even further upside.

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    In what is emerging as one of the main story lines of the 2009 post-recession shopping season, the Wal-Mart and Amazon.com are waging an online price war that is spreading through product areas like books, movies, toys and electronics, the New York Times reports.

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    In order to experience the madness of the holiday shopping season, one author wanted to experience for himself what it's like to see the American consumer in action when greed sometimes replaces need - so he got a job at Target as a floor walker.

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  • The traders are carefully watching the action in gold after the precious metal hit a record high on Monday. It's a helium balloon, says Steve Grasso.

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    In recent years, the biggest story of Thanksgiving week has been “Black Friday.” That’s the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season when crazy people line up at crazy hours to go into stores that open at crazy hours to take advantage of crazy discounts.

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  • The S&P 500 fell for a third straight day on Friday after weaker than-expected results from Dell and DR Horton left investors questioning the strength of the recovery.

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    With deep pricing discounts on many electronic products, retailers are hoping to lure in shoppers who are guarding their wallets more carefully.

  • Customers wait in line to pay for their items on Black Friday at KB Toys in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

    The recession has taught retailers and consumers new lessons about the art of a deal. In the process, Black Friday, the traditional first day of the holiday shopping season, has lost some of its luster.

  • Shoppers stand with their bags at Macy's on 'Black Friday' in New York City.

    It's easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding Black Friday, but to truly get the best deals, keep these retail secrets in mind.

  • Shoppers leave a store on 'Black Friday' in New York City.

    With nightmares of Christmas 2008 markdowns dancing in their heads, retailers have slashed inventories to some of the leanest levels in recent memory.

  • Westfield shopping centre Christmas lights in London, England.

    Although consumers are mired in the deepest recession in decades, there are plenty of reasons to believe that this holiday season will not be as bad for retailers as last year.

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    Universal scrutiny has brought the need for a fundamental change in corporate culture. I define that change as the necessity of bringing the whole person into the management enterprise, not just the part of the person educated in business, writes the author.

  • A woman makes a shopping list in front of a department store's Christmas window display.

    We keep talking about consumers. I decided to talk to them, instead. Specifically, consumers who've seen their incomes take a nosedive. Where are they shopping this holiday season? How much do they plan to spend?

  • In extended trade shares of Dell slipped as much as 6% after the PC maker reported results that were worse than last year. Should you sell or buy the dip?

  • Find out which competitors have the goods this retailer is missing.

  • Fast Money trader Joe Terranova says there's only one commodity trade to have on right now. What is it?

  • Not since June 2007 have so many investors been calling for a correction. Could this many market pros be wrong? Quite possibly.

  • The Consumer Price Index, a measure of the average price level of a basket of consumer goods and services, was up 0.3% for the month of October, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%.  On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down .2%.