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Brace yourself. Here come the retailers' earnings. With back-to-school sales reportedly lackluster this year, who looks good to the people who look at retail stocks?
Companies that surprise Wall Street tend to make investors very happy, Cramer says.
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The Dow made gains on Monday with investors believing the current down trend in oil improves prospects for consumer and business spending.
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Stock index futures pointed to a lower start for the week on Wall Street as oil prices climbed on fears of the affects on energy markets of the war between Russia and Georgia over the South Ossetia region.
Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his weekly "Five for Five": the five stocks investors must watch this week.
After Wall Street's best week in a long time, Bob Doll, BlackRock vice chairman and CIO of global equities, calls the U.S. "the best house in a bad neighborhood."
Retailers are typically obsessed with what to put under their roofs, not on them. Yet the nation’s biggest store chains are coming to see their immense, flat roofs as an untapped resource.
Wall Street may extend its recovery push next week as investors bet that a further drop in oil prices will restrain inflation and boost prospects for profit growth.
What can be expected as earnings season begins for the retailers? It was a rough start, with lower-than-expected numbers released yesterday. But with the downward movement of oil and the strengthening US dollar, retail may see an upswing.
Stocks could sprint higher into the coming week, as a strengthening dollar and declining commodities prices encourage buyers hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
Stocks rallied Friday as a more than $4 a barrel drop in oil prices offset the drag of Fannie Mae's earnings miss. It's going to be the same story next week: Energy prices. Even if there are disappointments in CPI or Wal-Mart's earnings, investors are expected to overlook them as the drop in gas prices puts more money in consumers' pockets.
For the week ending Friday, August 8, 2008, the U.S. markets ended the week on a positive note, cheered by a retreat in commodity prices, a Fed’s decision to keep rates steady at 2%, better-than-expected results in pending home sales, and a stronger dollar.
David Pearl of Epoch Investment Partners and David Moon of Moon Capital Management offered CNBC their insights. (Part 2: Personal Products)
Candy maker Mars Snackfood is preparing to launch M&M’s Premiums, changing everything from the formulation to the packaging, price and flavor, The New York Times reports.
European stocks were seen retreating on Friday, following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight on AIG's big losses and Wal-Mart's cautious sales forecast, but weakness in the euro could support shares of exporters such as industrials and automakers.
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"[The] stock market: a loser across the board. It was a loser early, it stayed a loser and became a bigger loser as the day went on," Dylan summed up Thursday's trading with that one statement, as AIG and Wal-mart lead the Dow's one-day, 225-point dive. A few lone tech stocks were the only winners in an otherwise distressed market. Adding to the bearish environment was the morning's new jobless claim numbers, the highest reported in several months.
Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.