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  • Night Of The Living Consumer Stocks Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    They’ve been beaten down since August, but this week retail held strong. Can you trust these stocks if the consumer is supposed to be dead?

  • Tesco Holiday Sales Fall Short of Target Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 5:08 AM ET

    Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, reported slowing sales in its core UK market on Tuesday, missing analyst expectations and sending its shares lower, but showed strong growth internationally.

  • U.S. Markets: Set To Outperform Europe? Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 9:00 AM ET

    Is the U.S. market getting beaten-up enough to get interesting? Strategists at Credit Suisse seems to think so. They are recommending a 5 percent overweight in U.S. stocks because the Fed is likely to cut rates to respond to the slowing economy quicker than their European counterparts.

  • Retail Will Not Be Better this Year: Consultants Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    U.S. chain stores, reeling from the slowest holiday shopping season in five years, got some more bad news Sunday: 2008 will not be any better and could see changes that may shift the retail playing field forever.

  • Panic In Pornville: Tech Shakes Up Adult Films Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    The industry is at the technological and financial crossroads. With high definition TV here to stay, porn distributors and producers have to decide whether to adopt an expensive and potentially embarrassing new technology that promises to squeeze already shrinking profit margins.

  • Maybe 2008 Won't Be So Bad Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:11 PM ET

    Stocks jumped again Thursday in a volatile session as investors found renewed confidence after a report that Bank of America is close to buying struggling mortgage lender Countrywide. Here’s the word on the Street.

  • Trading Retail Woes Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    The 2007 Holiday shopping season was anything by merry for most retailers. 63% of stores fell short of already low expectations. Is there a trade here?

  • The 'Supply Chain': Stocks That Beat the S&P Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    Kevin O'Marah, chief strategist at AMR Research, has developed a unique "supply-chain strategy" -- and uses it to compile a Top 25 stocks list that beat the 2007 market hands-down.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Countrywide Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to close higher after a report that Bank of America is in advanced talks to buy troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.

  • Consumer Spending: Not Much Debate About It Being Down Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    The American consumer is cutting back--even at the most important (and typically extravagant) spending times of the year. That's the one clear headline from all the recent retail numbers. Markdowns ate profits, that's also clear. But figuring out just what's going on with the consumer involves a few shades of gray...

  • Retail Scorecard: Discounters Win, Specialty Loses Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    Big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco saw sales that exceeded expectations, but most niche retailers  saw their sales drop or saw sales grow less than expected.

  • Consumer Credit Concerns "Hitting" Stocks Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    Consumer spending didn't slow down that much but apparently consumer bill paying has. Look at Capital One. The company is taking a $1.9 billion provision for loan losses in the fourth quarter and cut its full year profit forecast by more than 20 percent, blaming rising consumer loan losses and higher legal reserves.

  • Same Store Sales: Pick Any (Bad) Word To Describe Them Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    Disappointing. Challenging. Uncertain. Short of expectations. Those are the words most heard from companies in this morning's December same store sales report. Large companies like Macy's, Gap, Abercrombie, and Ann Taylor reported sales below expectations.

  • Wal-Mart Reports Happy Holidays, Sales Up 2.4% Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 8:27 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores reported a 2.4 percent rise in December sales at U.S. stores open at least a year, helped by strong sales of food.

  • Sainsbury Christmas Sales Rise Cheers Retailers Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 6:07 AM ET

    J. Sainsbury, Britain's third-largest supermarket group, said its sales rose and gave a relatively upbeat view of consumer spending, bucking the trend of retailers' gloomy predictions.

  • Unhappy Holidays? Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    Retailers are expected to report weak December sales Thursday. What’s the trade going forward?

  • Goldman Sachs: The "Safe" Stocks For Primary Season Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs analysts say stock investors should look to larger cap and defensive sectors as a way to play the uncertainty of presidential primary season. While they say the major party nominees should become clear by "Super Duper Tuesday," there is greater electoral and policy uncertainty in this Presidential race because there are no incumbents running.

  • Looking Great For '08: Citi's 58 Top Stock Picks Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    The first days of the New Year bring Citigroup's Citi Investment Research Top Picks: The bank polled each of its fundamental analysts on a single best money-making idea for 2008, with the option of an additional small-cap pick.  Citi says its 2007 list produced an average share price return of 16.7 percent, well ahead of the Standard and Poor's 500 average of 4.2 percent.

  • Dow Gives Up 100-Point Rally Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 6:33 PM ET

    The markets closed the week mostly flat on rising oil, global tensions and dismal housing numbers. Find out where the traders think you can make money next week.

  • Wal-Mart Cancels Movie Download Service Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 5:37 AM ET
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    Wal-Mart Stores Incquietly canceled its online video download service less than ayear after the site went live, a company spokeswoman saidThursday.