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  • Sears Shares Fall After Retailer Posts Unexpected Loss Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:02 AM ET
    Sears

    Retailer Sears Holdings reported an unexpected first-quarter loss Thursday as sales fell at its Kmart and Sears stores and markdowns hurt margins, sending its shares down about 4 percent before the opening bell.

  • Your First Move For Wednesday May 28th Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 7:05 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. These moves are specifically for those of you playing CNBC’s Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.

  • The Comfort Trade Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    With surging gasoline prices Americans are going for comfort rather than extravagant. Find out how you might trade the trend from CNBC trend titan Donny Deutsch!

  • Oil Drops, Stocks Pop Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 6:19 PM ET

    The Dow ended higher Tuesday led by technology companies as a sharp drop in crude oil prices rekindled hopes of increased consumer and business spending on tech gear...

  • The Week: What Investors Can Do When Oil Spikes Saturday, 24 May 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.

  • Oil Spikes 5% On Week Friday, 23 May 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    Oil rose on Friday due to the weak U.S. dollar and ongoing long-term supply concerns. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • The strategy: grow Wal-Mart’s stores by narrowing their focus. While some communities have resisted Wal-Mart’s entry, the retailer reached out to the Dearborn community to see what products would be appropriate and well-received on their shelves.

  • Why Europe is Afraid of Google Friday, 23 May 2008 | 5:10 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Executives from across Europe's technology, media and telecoms sector fear Internet search and advertising giant Google may steal their business, they told a Reuters summit this week.

  • 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.