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  • What Shopping In A Recession Looks Like Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Retail sales results were almost universally in the red in March--but--retail stock prices were trading in the green. Why? Many on Wall Street were prepared for the weakest sales results in 13 years and that is indeed what we got on Friday.

  • Retailers See Dismal Sales in March Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

    Retail analysts had been expecting weak sales in March, but an early Easter holiday, chilly weather and recession-wary consumers combined to deliver March sales that were even drearier than expected.

  • CBOE Volatility Close to Low for the Year Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    With good news from Walmart and Goldman CEO Blankfein saying we are closer to the end of the current financial crisis than the beginning, the markets are rallying. Is Blankfein right or is it the calm before the storm?

  • Stocks Are Mixed After Paulson Remarks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims, and raised outlooks from Dow components DuPont and Wal-Mart.

  • Retail Sales: There Is Some Good News Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    March retail same store sales were weak, outside of discounters. Remember companies and analysts have been aggressively taking down first quarter estimates for over a month (as well as same store sales), but companies like JC Penney, Target, Gap, Abercrombie, and Kohls were all notably below expectations on same store sales.

  • Lehman "Hunkering Down" For Tough Times Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    The dollar is weak again; Band of England lowered rates, but Europe has been weak right from the open and that weakness has spilled over into our futures. Elsewhere: 1) March retail sales were again fairly sluggish...

  • Cramer: Retail Is Awful Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    There are few names in the sector he'll recommend. Here are three.

  • Modest Drop Pretty Decent, Considering.... Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    The news was not particularly good today, and so a modest drop was certainly a decent performance. Consider: 1) semis weak on AMD's poor guidance 2) materials mixed on Alcoa below estimates 3) Fed minutes full of concern about economic slowdown

  • Weak Retail Sales May Spur More Profit Warnings Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

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  • Stocks Hang Tough, Despite Bad News Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks struggled back to level ground after investors shrugged off a slew of bad news from technology companies, real estate and banks.

  • Earnings Season Begins Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    Which stocks are worth buying as Alcoa kicks off earnings season Monday?

  • Best Week In Two Months Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Stocks hold onto weekly gains while Microsoft considers reducing its offer for Yahoo! What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Strip-Mall Vacancy Rate Is Highest in 12 Years Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 7:37 PM ET
    Going out of business

    The vacancy rate at U.S. strip malls rose to the highest level since 1996 in the first quarter of 2008, while that for big malls reached levels unseen since 2002, research firm Reis said on Friday.

  • Retail On The Run Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Both Wal-Mart and Home Depot are breaking out ahead of sales data next week. What's the trade here?

  • Week Ahead: Watchful and Wary Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    There's a watchfulness in the stock market that's likely to translate into tentative and choppy trading as the corporate earnings season gets underway.

  • S&P Gains 4.2% for Week Ahead of Earnings Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

    Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.

  • Protecting Your Wealth as Recession Fears Rise Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    Today’s weaker-than-expected jobs report is putting pressure on stocks and has some investors uttering the “R word.”  To help investors protect their portfolios in this uncertain market environment, CNBC asked the experts for advice.

  • What Recession? Investors Go Shopping for Bargains Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 2:20 PM ET

    While the rest of the country worries that a recession is finally here, some investors are...well,  shopping for bargains.

  • Financials Lead Stocks Lower; UBS Climbs Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors shrugged off a worse-than-expected March employment report.

  • The (Steve) Jobs Report Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    Might Apple sales be a better economic indicator than the jobs report due Friday?