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  • For the first time in history,the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ finished the week up over 10%.  Despite the gains this week, all major indices ended the month sharply lower.

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    Take off that Sarah Palin mask and get your shop on because retailers are desperate this year and they've rolled out some hefty sales before the first little pirate or princess even hits the doorbell.

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    Already have the kids’ clothes for your holiday pictures? If you do, you might want to look again because that suit or dress is probably on sale, at a steep discount.

  • Instead of Fido’s final resting place, a major retailer in the industry might be headed to the graveyard thanks to Wal-Mart.

  • Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals may already be in a store near you. You may have already consumed it. I guess it didn't kill you.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on Toyota, Lexmark, Affiliated Computer and more.

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    Stocks bounced higher on Tuesday, with the Dow surging almost 11 percent to close back above 9,000...

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    Stocks have been all over the map, lately. But the dollar, well that’s another story.

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    Wal-Mart is already bracing for a tough holiday season — and retail climate overall — slowing the pace of new store openings and remodeling existing stores. And, in a telling sign of the season: The discount chain is now attracting more higher-income shoppers.

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    Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.

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    With the national average for retail gasoline at $2.86 a gallon, down $1.25 from the all-time high and just 4 cents higher than where it was a year ago, it's a pretty good bet that gas prices will likely be below where they were a year ago by the weekend. That hasn't happened in 14 months!

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    This holiday season is make or break for some retailers, and while it’s not even Halloween yet, we’re already seeing some of them break. Are we going to see more before Christmas?

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting.  The Dow gained more than 400 points.

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    This economic slowdown couldn’t come at a worse time for retailers and electronics manufacturers — The holidays are typically their biggest earnings period. But you know what that means: Sales!

  • Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.

  • Some stocks are more popular than others. But that doesn't mean they're always the best shares to hold. Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller and Washington, gave his assessment of five of the most widely held companies.

  • Plus, Cramer makes a call on Tootsie Roll and more.

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    Stocks leaped on Thursday, as investors snapped up beaten-down shares.

  • The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.