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  • Let's face it. Nothing about Friday's employment report will be pretty, and the 7 percent decline in stocks this week has been signaling that.

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    For Retailers, Fashion Makes Cents

    A trend emerged as you pick through February retail sales reports that may be counterintuitive: consumers showed a hunger for fashion.

  • Dow Ends Below 6,600; Citi Dips Below $1

    Stocks tumbled 4 percent Thursday as investors were rattled by doubts about the survival of General Motors and Citigroup broke below $1.

  • Stocks Slide as Citi Breaks Below $1

    Stocks opened lower Thursday, pressured by doubts about whether General Motors can survive and ahead of a hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

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    Wal-Mart = Wow-Mart

    While most retailers continued to see same-store sale declines in February, Wal-Mart posted a larger-than-expected 5.1% rise in its sales from U.S. stores that have been open for at least 1 year.

  • Stocks Slide as GM Falls Below $2

    Stocks opened lower Thursday, pressured by doubts about whether General Motors can survive and ahead of a hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • As General Electric continues to fall, the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, is now at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.

  • Retail Sales Offer Some Pockets Of Good News

    No additional stimulus from China? The Street was excited yesterday on talk that China would announce additional stimulus measures today, but the Chinese premier did not offer any additional stimulus details during the opening session of the National People's Congress.

  • Citi Analyst Turns Bullish On Two Dept. Stores

    Investors are holding their breath ahead of same-store sales figures, most of which are due Thursday. What’s the trade?

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    Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List?

    The number of job cuts continued to soar in February 2009, reflecting the worsening US recession.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow

    Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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    Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List?

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. JPMorgan Chase and Chesapeake Energy were among the latest names on Thursday to announce job cuts.

  • New Lows Abound

    The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.

  • Will March Bring Spring to the Markets?

    While January was a poor month for the markets overall, February turned out to be worse. Both the Dow Industrials & S&P 500 once again had their worst month since last October – a feat which they both achieved in January as well.  Will March be any better?

  • Stocks limp into March at 12-year lows, amid signs the market could still be heading south.

  • Game Plan: Investor Havens Even in This Market

    Investors should hang in and make money where they can, Cramer says. Here are the few places he thinks that is possible.

  • The Week: Market Tunnel Vision

    Some said they saw the light at the end of the tunnel.  Some said it was the headlight of an oncoming train.  One thing was clear:  The economy was still deep inside the tunnel.  Still, CNBC guests found opportunities for stock-market investors throughout the week, some of them in unexpected places.

  • S&P Ends at 12-Year Low as Citi Stirs Fear

    Stocks tumbled Friday and the S&P hit a 12-year low as news of the government's stake in Citigroup and General Electric slashing its dividend stirred worry in the market.

  • The Week: Market Tunnel Vision

    Some said they saw the light at the end of the tunnel.  Some said it was the headlight of an oncoming train.  One thing was clear:  The economy was still deep inside the tunnel.  Still, CNBC guests found opportunities for stock-market investors throughout the week, some of them in unexpected places.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

    On a week that saw the US economy contract more than expected, the government boost its equity stake in Citigroup, GE cut its dividend, and President Obama present his budget, the markets fell through May 1997 lows, ending the week down 4% or greater.