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  • Stocks End Lower Amid Selloff in Tech Stocks Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 5:42 PM ET

    After hitting record intraday highs, stocks closed lower led by a selloff in tech shares. "We've certainly had a good run in the market and it's been driven by momentum and not necessarily valuation,"  said John Massey, portfolio manager at AIG SunAmerica Asset Management.

  • Same Store Sales: Why Numbers Are So Bad Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 3:19 PM ET

    Bloodletting was the term one source used. Bad and weak were the most common and perhaps the most descriptive term was anemic. I am referring, of course, to September's same store sales results. Wall street knew that September's sales would be soft but what the Street didn't know was how widespread the results would be.

  • Retailers Ring Up Weakest Growth in Three Years Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 12:13 PM ET
    Cash Register

    September same-store sales growth falls to its slowest pace in three years, forcing a number of retailers to cut their third-quarter earnings forecast.

  • Retail "Food Fight" Eating Up Stocks? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    A real food fight breaking out over the September retail sales numbers. No hiding the facts: they were below expectations, which had already been lowered. Men's Warehouse, American Eagle, Target, Limited, Nordstrom, JC Penney lowered earnings; Kohl's said earnings would be at the low end of the range.

  • Retailer's Surprise: Lower Guidance Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    September comparable retail sales were generally lower than expected, even after numbers were lowered in the last week. Apparel companies like Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed, but so did Target, as did the department stores like Saks and Nordstrom.

  • Bonds Fall on Stock Futures, Lower Jobless Claims Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    US Treasuries fell Thursday after lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims bolstered views of a healthy labor market, lowering expectations of a near-term interest rate cut.

  • Wal-Mart Boosts Stocks With Earnings Surprise Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stocks are squarely in positive ground this morning helped by a surprise comment from Wal-Mart that its earnings will be better than expected this quarter. Chain stores report monthly sales today and expectations have been low. Macy's for instance is down 2.7%, Limited was down 4%, Chico's is down 8.3% and Nordstrom cut its third quarter forecast.

  • Retailers: Warm Weather Yields Cold Sales Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    Warm weather left apparel retailers with a lot of unsold suits and sweaters in September. Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed. Men's Wearhouse cut its forecast for third quarter profits, citing "continued softening in traffic trends."

  • Stop Trading!: Costco's a Buy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    Don't make the same mistake some traders are making. This is not your average retailer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Retailers Expected to Post Weak Sales for September Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET
    Holiday Shopper at Walmart

    Balmy temperatures meant a few more weeks of summer, but the warm weather likely put a chill on retail sales.

  • Carolina Herrera for Kohl's? Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    Carolina Herrera Spring 08 Collection

    She's dressed former First Ladies Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy and is a favorite of starlet Renee Zellweger, but designer Carolina Herrera says she would like to do a mass-market line, much like the one her friend Vera Wang recently created for Kohl's.

  • Stores Ready, But Holiday Shoppers Will Wait Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:00 PM ET
    Holiday Shopper at Walmart

    U.S. retailers are touting holiday deals and discounts earlier than ever this year, but the efforts may fall flat as consumers expect to start shopping for this crucial season later than ever, according to a survey released Tuesday by NPD Group.

  • Google Jumps Past $600; Firm Bigger Than Wal-Mart Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    Shares in Google surged past a new benchmark of $600, fueled by investor confidence that the Web search leader's advertising technology will capitalize on new areas of the media industry.

  • Stop Trading!: Google Won't Stop Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    Cramer ups his price target on the search giant. Also, "it's going to be a Garmin Christmas."Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Sears

    Activist investor Bill Ackman could help lift shareholder returns for Sears Holdings by pushing for asset disposals, even if sales at the U.S. retailer continue to decline.

  • Cargill Recalls Beef Patties on E. Coli Scare Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

    Agribusiness giant Cargill said this weekend it is recalling about 844,812 pounds of frozen beef patties due to possible E. coli contamination after investigators found four cases of illness linked to a division of Wal-Mart Stores in Minnesota.

  • Profits From Aisle Five Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    While other supermarket stocks go bad, Kroger is ripe for investors.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Consumers Spending Less? You Tell Me Why Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 11:42 AM ET
    Lincoln Road, Miami

    During my two days reporting from the Miami area this week, I covered the gamut of stores. A Wal-Mart, a Target, a Whole Foods, a Starbucks and a slew of boutiques in the posh Lincoln Road shopping district. The one thing in common between all of the customers that we spoke with is that all were acutely aware of the housing problems in the area.

  • Apple's iPod Still Rules, But Rivals Are Circling Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 1:26 PM ET
    Apple iPod

    Apple, which introduced a new line of iPods in early September, has managed to stay one step ahead of the competition--so far.

  • South Florida Bulls: The Hottest Merchandise Around Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

    Some of the best business stories are behind the emerging Cinderella. I covered Gonzaga's merchandising boom from their NCAA Tournament runs and Boise State's merchandising royalty run as they became the most prominent non-BCS football program in the land.