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  • Debt Crisis Puts Strains on Vender-Retailer Marriage Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
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    Facing the weakest holiday season in nearly two decades, retailers and the vendors who keep their shelves stocked are walking a fine line between helping each other stay afloat and protecting their profits.

  • Amid Turmoil, Corporate Giving Seen Steady in 2009 Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
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    Requests for help from top U.S. corporate charities has risen sharply, but spending in 2009 by some of America's largest foundations is likely to be flat as the companies behind them weather the global financial crisis.

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    U.S. retail chains may report some of their worst monthly sales results this week as the global financial crisis leaves its mark on ordinary consumers, casting new doubt on holiday season sales.

  • Stocks Start November With Barely a Flutter Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Election Keeps Stocks on Hold; Chips Rise Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Quick Market Stats: Weekly & Monthly Data Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 5:46 PM ET

    For the first time in history,the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ finished the week up over 10%.  Despite the gains this week, all major indices ended the month sharply lower.

  • OMG! Xmas Sales Are Starting Already Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Take off that Sarah Palin mask and get your shop on because retailers are desperate this year and they've rolled out some hefty sales before the first little pirate or princess even hits the doorbell.

  • Retailers Offer All the Frills, at Half the Price Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 11:30 AM ET
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    Already have the kids’ clothes for your holiday pictures? If you do, you might want to look again because that suit or dress is probably on sale, at a steep discount.

  • Sell Block: Pet Cemetery Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    Instead of Fido’s final resting place, a major retailer in the industry might be headed to the graveyard thanks to Wal-Mart.

  • Send In the Clones Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 5:46 PM ET

    Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals may already be in a store near you. You may have already consumed it. I guess it didn't kill you.

  • Mad Mail: Is Avon Right for This Market? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 6:53 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on Toyota, Lexmark, Affiliated Computer and more.

  • Dow, S&P Surge 11% Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 5:48 PM ET
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    Stocks bounced higher on Tuesday, with the Dow surging almost 11 percent to close back above 9,000...

  • Shopping The Dollar Store Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 3:56 PM ET
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    Stocks have been all over the map, lately. But the dollar, well that’s another story.

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    Wal-Mart is already bracing for a tough holiday season — and retail climate overall — slowing the pace of new store openings and remodeling existing stores. And, in a telling sign of the season: The discount chain is now attracting more higher-income shoppers.

  • Nervous Investors Awaiting Two Big Events Next Week Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:14 PM ET
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    Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.

  • Gas Prices Likely Headed Below Year-Ago Levels Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
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    With the national average for retail gasoline at $2.86 a gallon, down $1.25 from the all-time high and just 4 cents higher than where it was a year ago, it's a pretty good bet that gas prices will likely be below where they were a year ago by the weekend. That hasn't happened in 14 months!

  • Sorry, Santa, We're Closed. Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 3:23 PM ET
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    This holiday season is make or break for some retailers, and while it’s not even Halloween yet, we’re already seeing some of them break. Are we going to see more before Christmas?

  • Dow Rallies 400 Points After Late Surge Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting.  The Dow gained more than 400 points.

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    This economic slowdown couldn’t come at a worse time for retailers and electronics manufacturers — The holidays are typically their biggest earnings period. But you know what that means: Sales!

  • Dow Slides but Logs Best Week in 5 1/2 Years Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.