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  • Top Picks Among the Top Names Monday, 12 May 2008 | 1:37 PM ET

    These stocks are well-known, they're earning money, they're reasonably priced -- and David Scott, manager of the 4-star Chase Growth Fund, thinks investors ought to own them. PLUS: Scott offered Web-only recommendations for CNBC.com readers!

  • Week Ahead: Will Stocks be Boiled in Oil? Friday, 9 May 2008 | 7:14 PM ET

    Wall Street is increasingly worried that bubbling over oil prices will scald the economy and the stock market. That's just one concern for traders in the week ahead which also has inflation data, retail sales and housing numbers. There are also earnings reports, TV networks' upfronts for advertisers, and plenty of Fed, Fed, Fed.

  • The Home Stretch Friday, 9 May 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Earnings season draws to a close next week with Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard the remaining Dow Components still left to report. Is there a last minute earnings trade here?

  • Game Plan: Trading the Week Ahead Friday, 9 May 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    Earnings from McDermott, Wal-Mart, Deere and Hewlett-Packard should present some unique buying opportunities, Cramer says.

  • Consumers Feel Pinched, But Market Isn’t Worried Friday, 9 May 2008 | 4:45 PM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    If energy and food prices continue to surge, consumers aren't going to be able to keep up, which would have a huge impact on the economy -- and stocks.  Still,  the market doesn't seem worried.

  • The relentless upward march of oil prices dominated the business headlines through the week, but there were other developments to inspire the traders, analysts, and fund managers who offered their suggestions to investors on CNBC.

  • Triage Trade: Target Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Target appears to be losing out to Wal-Mart in the scramble to attract cash-strapped consumers. Why has Target missed the mark?

  • Record Oil Deflates Rally Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    The Dow achieved modest gains on Thursday despite another new record in crude oil prices. What's the "Word on the Street?

  • A Pop For Your Portfolio? Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    April same-store sales gave the markets something to chew on Thursday. Could retail add a pop to your portfolio?

  • Stocks Bounce Back; Banks Skid Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from the prior session's slide, led by techs and materials, as techs staged a rebound and materials benefited from higher metal prices. Better-than-expected retail sales also buoyed the market.  Financials declined after federal regulators proposed increased oversight of investment banks.

  • In Retail, Everything Must Go Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    Well, there is at least one stock worth keeping. Find out which company Cramer blessed.

  • L.L. Cool J put it best: “Don’t call it a comeback!” While the 80s/90s rapper is far from a retail analyst (he does have his only clothing line though), the idea best describes what I took away from same store sales results for the month of April.

  • Europe Preview: Buying Into a Baer Market? Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    Two billion dollars was pulled out of UBS's wealth management division in the first quarter. It's difficult to say how much of the loss stemmed from the subprime crisis, but smaller banks in Switzerland have been picking up business from the troubled market leader.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • Retail Sales: The Good, Bad And Bottom Line Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    So there’s good and bad news on retail sales. The good news: --April better than March, even if you include the early Easter and better weather --Teen retailers terrific.

  • Retail Sales Boost Stocks; Financials Slide Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back Thursday following a sharp drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected monthly sales from Wal-Mart.

  • Retail Stocks Top the Shopping List Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Is the U.S. economy in a recession? Heading for a recession? "No" on both counts, says Frank Cappiello, the chairman and managing director of Montgomery Brothers, Cappiello. And he thinks it's time to think about buying stocks.

  • Retail Sales Surge in April, but Shoppers Still Wary Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Many US retailers posted better-than-expected sales in April. However, with most consumers sticking to bargains or basics, don't expect an extended rebound in retail.

  • As expected, the ECB and the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged; the ECB at 4.0 percent. Futures dipped a bit at 8:50 am ET as Mr. Trichet began talking, giving his usual speech on the importance of combating inflation.

  • Will Main Street Rain on Wall Street Parade? Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:00 AM ET

    Wall Street seems to have concluded that the worst of the credit crisis is over and investors are looking to better economic times ahead, but Main Street is sending the opposite signal.