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  • Shoppers headed back to the malls on the day after Christmas in what shaped up as a second Black Friday for retailers.  So which retail stocks look the most promising — in the midst of a particularly unpromising holiday shopping season?

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    The Dow rose in a holiday shortened session on Wednesday after a barrage of economic data signaled the economy was weak, but not as bad as feared...

  • Looking for some holiday cheer, this Christmas Eve.?  Here are some stocks that have won big this past year.

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    The Dow fell in thin volume on Tuesday as housing data showed a steep drop in home values...

  • Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.

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    If you're that guy who waits until Christmas Eve to do his shopping, no sweat! We've got some great gift ideas for you that won't scream I-just-bought-this-it's-still-cool-to-the-touch-from-the-trunk. Whether it's luxurious cashmere for her or a pocket-sized videocamera for him, we'll help you be the hero this holiday season. Check out these great last-minute gift ideas.

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    Folks weren't kidding when they said they were going to make a budget this holiday season. A recent survey by BIGResearch found more than half of Americans sticking to their budget this holiday season.

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    With holiday sales shaping up to be the lowest in years, possibly the worst since the industry began annual comparisons in 1969, retailers say they're taking consumers' demands for good deals seriously. Some are extending return policies, while others are matching competitors' prices.

  • Mortgage rates are falling, a housing bottom looks near, oil's at $34, and GM lives to see another day.

  • Americans are spending more than expected thanks to lower gas prices, Cramer says, so look for the companies that benefit.

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    Retailers are preparing for the last weekend before Christmas with huge discounts typically not seen until after the holiday. How should you trade it?

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    U.S. retailers are going to be pulling out all the stops this weekend — the last weekend before Christmas — with everything from jaw-dropping markdowns to round-the-clock openings in a last-ditch attempt to save the season.

  • Citi's Kimberly Greenberger is looking for a turnaround in retail stocks sometime in the second half of next year. In the meantime, even the best of retailers are struggling.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks briefly popped into positive territory before resuming their descent amid waning enthusiasm for the Fed's near-zero target rate.

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    There may be a recession going on but don't look for signs of it in the toy aisle: There may still be mom-to-mom combat for the hottest toys — that is, if you can even find them. Click here to find out what the hottest —and most elusive — toys are this year.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as enthusiasm about the Federal Reserve's near-zero target rate waned and worries about how long and how deep the recession will be were reignited.

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    If you're an avid online shopper, your email inbox is likely stuffed with discount offers as online retailers gear up for what will likely be the busiest shopping day of the holiday season.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • As the use of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) looks like a possibility to help prevent the collapse of the auto industry, the markets end the week roughly flat, led by technology and the NASDAQ up about 2% for the week.