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  • Futures came off their best levels Thursday after a weaker than expected jobless claims and a disappointing retail sales report, but held some gains after successful bond auctions in Europe which also pushed European stocks higher and sent the euro to a session high.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers.

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    Old, familiar names and a few surprises showed up in the options market on the first day of trading in the New Year. 

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    The headline of the Janney Capital report on Williams-Sonoma’s stock says it all: "Downgrading to Sell—Great Companies Are Not Always Great Stocks."

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    Goldman Sachs' latest "Conviction List" for the Americas, a roster of "buy"-rated U.S. stocks, highlights 11 consumer companies. TheStreet.com details the profiles, market cap, potential upside and 2011 return of these companies.

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    America's obsession with food and restaurant-style meals they can make at home are cooking up some fine holiday sales at Sur la Table, CEO Jack Schwefel told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The trucks are gone out front of the New York Stock Exchange. Two weeks ago, Broadway was a sea of TV trucks...Friday, there is a lone truck on a side street. What happened? Has the media lost interest?

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

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  • Six in 60

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    After weathering choppy sales this spring, retailers should see the strongest back-to-school sales in several years, according to Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.

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    Gap, Aeroposatle lowers guidance ... the retail market is splitting into high end and lower end. The bifurcation of the retail market continues. I have noted that high end department stores have been doing fine... big gains in comparable store sales.

  • Initial jobless claims were below expectations for the first time in weeks, but it has had little effect on stock futures.

  • With oil prices above $110, there's a surprising sector that's shining for Mad Money host Jim Cramer: High-end retailers.

  • The Nikkei was down 10.5 percent again last night and is now down almost 19 percent in the past 4 trading sessions. While some have been calling the markets decline "irrational" (the Nikkei has moved almost one annual standard deviation in three days, FTalphaville has noted), the unstable situation at the nuclear plants is a real X-factor that justify caution.

  • Just because prices are going up doesn't mean your portfolio has to suffer. An inflationary environment may be difficult for a lot of companies, but there are some names that appear poised to profit.

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    While many analysts expect holiday sales numbers to be strong, Wall Street is expecting earnings conference calls next week to serve more as inflation strategy sessions than as quarterly reviews.

  • Retail sales rose 0.3% in January, seventh month in a row of gains. However, today’s report released by the U.S. government indicated that this was the smallest increase since last summer.

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    This week Customer Growth Partners issued its annual retail sales forecast and they are expecting retail sales this year to outpace historical averages. The notable thing about this forecast is that the firm thinks this target can be achieved without consumers really changing course from their current behavior.