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  • Weather, Tax Rebates Seen Aiding June Retail Sales Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:55 PM ET
    Shoppers in a toy aisle at a Target store.

    U.S. retailers, led by the discounters, are expected to post slightly better June same- store sales this week, thanks to seasonal weather and rebate checks that have made their way to cash registers, mostly for basic items such as gasoline and food.

  • Best In Breed: Retail Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    In a market full of dogs, how do you recognize the best in breed?

  • U.S. store closings and cutbacks turned the second quarter into the worst for strip mall owners in 30 years, as budget-conscious consumers flocked to low-cost warehouse-style grocery centers.

  • For Stocks, Escaping Bear Hinges on Oil, GE Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    It will be tough for Wall Street to shake off the bear market blues next week if the price of oil keeps rising and the earnings season kick-off from Alcoa and General Electric disappoints investors.

  • Steve & Barry’s, the miracle retailer that sold everything new at bargain basement prices, is contemplating filing for bankruptcy. And while making that move would not necessarily mean the end to the business, which grew to more than 250 stores and might now have to shut some of them, it does mean that anyone who hasn’t gotten paid isn’t too happy right now.

  • Tesco Part Two: The Wal-Mart Threat Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Tesco

    They came, they saw, they paused. Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, finally invaded the world's largest retail market--the U.S.--last November, opening its first Fresh&Easy store in Los Angeles.

  • Star Spangled Stock Pick Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    Guy Adami reveals his second star spangled stock in honor of the Fourth of July!

  • Buy Companies That Offer Value, High Dividends Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Federated Investors' Dean Kartsonas said his third-quarter investment strategy will focus on companies that offer value in a tough economy.

  • Stocks End First Half With a Whimper Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday, capping a dismal quarter and first half marked by rocketing oil prices and battered financials. The Dow is down 14 percent since the beginning of the year and ended the first half about 20 points from bear-market territory.

  • Dow Ticks Higher but Banks, Techs Skid Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    The Dow industrials moved higher, backing away from bear-market territory, as oil prices pulled back.

  • A Hurry-Up Offense for the Second Half Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    It was an ugly first half for the stock market and now that the goal posts have been moved for the economic recovery, expect a rough game in the second half.

  • Dow Moves Away From Bear as Oil Retreats Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    The Dow industrials moved higher, backing away from bear-market territory, as oil prices pulled back.

  • Dow Touches Bear-Market Territory Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Monday but momentum quickly faded and within the first 30 minutes, the Dow industrials were dancing in and out of bear-market territory.

  • Futures Fall on More Economic Gloom Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 7:53 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street after last week's carnage and with crucial nonfarm payrolls data coming on Thursday, a day early because of the July 4 holiday.

  • Rhapsody Challenges iTunes by Embracing iPod Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:35 AM ET

    Digital music seller Rhapsody is launching a $50 million marketing assault on Apple's iTunes, offering songs online and via partners including Yahoo and Verizon Wireless, Rhapsody said on Monday.

  • Sell Block: Retail Cannot Be Bought Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    Until these companies start closing down stores, Cramer says sell, sell, sell.

  • Shop Like The Rich Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Keeping up with the Joneses used to mean having the fastest BMW on the block. But not these days...

  • Home Depot, the nation’s second-largest retailer, will announce on Tuesday that it will take back old compact fluorescents in all 1,973 of its stores in the United States, creating the nation’s most widespread recycling program for the bulbs.

  • Kroger Shares Rise as Profit Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    Kroger, the largest U.S. grocery chain, Tuesday posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by an emphasis on lower prices, gasoline discounts and other efforts to appeal to cash-strapped consumers.

  • Market Midterms – The Economy Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Wall Street banks might have lost money hand over fist but Wal-Mart sales jumped 4% last month. So, here’s our question… is this a recession or a rebound?