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  • Wall Street has been busy figuring out where and when consumers will spend their rebate checks, even as the latest consumer sentiment numbers show U.S. consumers are more distressed than they've been since 1982.

  • Penny-Pinching Trade Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:31 PM ET

    With consumers under siege from skyrocketing fuel and food prices, what’s the best way to play a penny–pinching population?

  • 'Retail Rebate' for Stimulus-Check Shoppers Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    What would you do with $600? If you're an American making $75,000 or less, you'll be receiving a rebate check in that amount by the end of May. Spend that payout on groceries at Kroger or Supervalu and those stores plan to give you some extra cash on top of that government money...

  • Commander Planet: Retail Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    Looking for a retail trade that could make the competition green with envy. Commander Planet to the rescue!

  • The Run On Rice Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    No reason to panic just yet but on Wednesday Sam's Club began limiting purchases of rice to only four bags per customer. What’s going on?

  • It costs consumers more to buy ‘green’ or eco-friendly products. But retailers are hoping that consumers’ conscience will override price-consciousness when it comes to buying these green lines.

  • Focus on Fundamentals Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    On a day like Friday it's easy to get carried away with the market's big move. Should you trade the momentum or focus on fundamentals?

  • Consumer Electronics Face The Dark Side Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    The prodigious American consumer electronics industry may be providing consumers with somewhat more ‘eco-friendly’ products. but it remains an industry with a dark side: mountains of toxic e-waste.

  • Well Worn Works For Apparel Industry Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    Shoes made from old tires, fleeces made from recycled plastic and organic cotton shirts -- they’re all part of an eco-friendly fashion movement that is gaining momentum.

  • Brambles Shares Dive on Wal-Mart Review Plans Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:07 PM ET

    Shares in Australian logistics firm Brambles fell almost 18% on Friday on concern it may lose business after it said U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores was reviewing the way it sources pallets.

  • Good as Google? Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Earnings beat or not, Jeff Macke thinks there are better places to play.

  • Your Stimulus Check: Sears Has Plans For It, If You Don't Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 2:02 PM ET
    Sears

    Cash your stimulus check at Sears and the company will give you a bonus gift card worth 10 percent of that check. What's the catch? You have to cash your entire check and trade it in for a giftcard that has to be redeemed at a Sears, Kmart or a Land's End sometime between May 14 and July 19th.

  • Reality Check: Inflation Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    A crucial economic report is due Wednesday. Will it reveal that 70’s style inflation is back in fashion?

  • Smart Retail Plays for Your Portfolio Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked market experts to share their best retail plays.

  • Whew.. what a morning. I've been reporting on Blockbuster's surprise $1 billion surprise offer for Circuit City. A lot of interesting questions to ponder here, including: Why would Carl Icahn choose to finance the $1 billion Blockbuster bid? Why wouldn't Blockbuster just join in a partnership with Circuit City in order to gain access to the customer list?

  • The Week:  Saving the Worst For Last Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 7:31 AM ET
    Stocks down

    A steady stream of downbeat news seemed to leave the market unmoved for most of the week -- until the bluest of the blue chips, General Electric, posted first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations by seven cents per share, and lowered its full-year guidance.  

  • Your First Move For Monday Apr. 14th Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:30 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday's best trades, right now!

  • Mad Mail: What About the Little Guy? Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:47 PM ET

    Not all homebuilders are big corporate risk takers who got what was coming to them --  it'sthe small-business builders who are the real victims. Also, plays on Wal-Mart, Carnival and more.

  • Trade Tomorrow: Earnings Floodgates Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    The floodgates of earnings are about to open. Get all your trades right here!

  • GE Plunges Most In 20 Years; Drags Down Dow Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    General Electric stunned the Street with an unexpected drop in quarterly profit. What's the "Word on the Street?"