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  • British Retailer Cuts Potter Price to $10 Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 4:11 AM ET

    Maybe it should be called "Harry Potter and the Deathly Discounts." British retailer Asda Group said Thursday that it would sell the final installment of the Harry Potter series for just 5 pounds ($10), just over one-fourth of the recommended retail price.

  • Disney Launches New CDVU+ To Gain CD Sales Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 2:26 PM ET

    There's no question that CD sales growth is in a sad, sad decline. But Disney's not letting go so fast. Its Hollywood Records is launching today a new format called CDVU + (plus), which has much more memory than any current enhanced CD.

  • Wal-Mart Testing Toys of Biblical Proportions Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 10:32 AM ET
    Talking Jesus Action Figure

    Wal-Mart is test marketing religious action toys, hoping there's a Goliath-like appetite out there for something other than Bratz dolls or Dragon Ball Z. The toys are being made by One2believe in California, and they'll be rolled out in August at 425 Wal-Mart stores. The test stores are not just in the Bible Belt, but in places like California. The action figures include a 3" tall figure of Daniel in the lion's den, and a foot-tall talking Jesus. What would Jesus do? Ask him! He talks!

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 10:04 AM ET

    Target, Time Warner, Tellabs and more...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.

  • Strap in because next week is going to be big for the biggest names in technology. We'll get earnings news on Tuesday from Intel and Yahoo; IBM and eBay on Wednesday; Microsoft, Google, Motorola and AMD on Thursday. Did you get all that?

  • Retailers, including industry leader Wal-Mart Stores , reported June sales that topped Wall Street's lowered expectations on Thursday, raising hope for the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Stocks Roar to Record Close as Dow Surges 283 Points Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P catapulted to new highs following strong retail sales data and a major corporate acquisition. "We started out with better than expected retail numbers and it just went from there," said John Massey, portfolio manager with AIG SunAmerica. "M&A deals came through better than expected and people put a lot of the concerns behind them."

  • Market Rally Sparked by Easing Worries, Short Covering Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 6:07 PM ET

    The Wall Street bulls turned up the after burners thanks to a sizzling deal sector and indications that the consumer is holding up in spite of a rash of housing foreclosures. A round of early afternoon short covering further propelled Wall Street.

  • Target

    A source very close to the situation confirmed to me that Pershing Square Capital--a fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman--has been buying stock in discounter Target and has accumulated more than five percent of outstanding shares. The Securities and Exchange Commission filing of that purchase is expected to be made next week.

  • Activist Investor Ackman Acquires Target Shares Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    Pershing Square Capital, a fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has been buying stock in discounter Target and has now accumulated more than five percent of outstanding shares, a source close to the situation said.

  • Stock Buybacks Seen as Dubious Investor Benefit Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    Corporate America is on a share buyback binge, fueling concerns that U.S. companies are masking underlying business problems and trying to pump up their executives' compensation.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    An explosive bid for Canada's Alcan is giving a positive psychological lift to stocks as traders watch a flood of monthly sales reports from retailers.

  • The Children's Place

    It's spring cleaning in the summertime for retailers right now and profit taking time for investors in retail stocks (it would seem.) From what I'm hearing, the disappointing sales we saw today from Children's Place may be setting the tone when it comes to retail sales results. Same store sales declined 4% in June coming in below expectations. CEO Ezrah Dabah cited continued declines in mall traffic--NOT the weather, NOT high gas prices, NOT inventory management issues--for causing sales to fall off at the start of the summer.

  • Market pros will be looking closely at the tech sector in the upcoming earnings season, but for investors seeking a quick pop, they need look no further than the energy sector as oil prices remain at record levels.

  • Cramer's Wall of Shame: The New Inductees Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 6:59 PM ET

    It has been almost a year since this Mad Money institution first aired, and now it's time to shake things up. Say hello to three new members.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.

  • Cramer's Wall of Shame Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 6:58 PM ET

    Here it is, Jim's list of the worst CEOs in the biz. It takes years of hard work and peerless incompetence to make the cut. Well done, people.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.

  • Crystal Heart Pouch $135

    Here's the quick and dirty on what yesterday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Leegin v. PSKS means for retail: The case of Leegin v. PSKS came to the docket of the Supreme Court after a dispute over the sale prices of designer handbags. Brighton/Leegin of City of Industry, Calif. Brighton/Leegin required a Lewisville, Texas, boutique, Kay's Kloset, to agree in writing not to sell its products below a certain price.

  • Restaurants Climb Top U.S. Retailers' List: Report Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    In a sign of the growing influence that restaurants have on how and where consumers spend their money, a major retail trade group has included for the first time six restaurant companies on its list of the top 100 retailers, released on Friday.

  • **FILE** Dell laptops are seen in North Andover, Mass. in this March 1, 2007 file photo. Dell Inc. is expected to release quarterly earnings on Thursday, May 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

    Brent Bracelin, hardware analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that Dell Computer’s decision to sell through retail outlets could boost the stock to as much as $35 a share.

  • Macy's & Dell: Dude You're Getting A Pink Laptop Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 4:51 PM ET
    Dell XPS M1330

    Color and personalization of the new XPS M1330 notebook are how Dell is choosing to highlight its design innovation and separate itself from competitors. The PC maker debuted its new line of notebooks Tuesday in an unusual way in an unlikely setting: a runway show in Macy's Herald Square. The launch is all part of Dell's efforts to regain marketshare lost to competitor H-P by rebranding with a more stylish edge.