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Talk about bucking the trends! Williams-Sonoma's profit blows past estimates, proving two things: Affluent consumers have money if they want to spend it, and retailers can coax them to spend if they have the right merchandise and the right message.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Cramer explains why the growth in high-end portable toilets could be good for the economy.
Plus, in defense of Northrop Grumman.
The future of the retail sector is scary, according to David Berman, because you are not seeing very good same store sales. It could turn negative come the fall.
Chatter on Wall Street is all about how much farther stocks may fall. What seemed like just a correction at first is now starting to look like the start of a bear market.
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Stocks tumbled Thursday and selling accelerated in the final minutes of trading as investors worried about two events coming Friday — a German vote on the EU bailout and options expiration. The Dow and S&P both lost 3.6%, while the Nasdaq fell over 4%. A key gauge of volatility spiked more than 25%.
But is it too late to get in?
One important factor is behind a few key quarterly reports, Cramer says. Plus, get his calls on housing, IPOs and more.
Stocks ended higher Monday, led by health care, as passage of the health-care bill lifted uncertainty surrounding the legislation that was hanging over the market. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
Plus, Cramer takes issue with Goldman Sachs and its conviction-sell list.
Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.
While the historic health care vote dominated headlines, we are seeing weakness this morning out of Asia, where India's Sensex Index dropped 1 percent in response to Friday's quarter point rate hike. There's also weakness in Europe, as Greece is down another 3.2 percent on uncertainty about what, if any, support Greece may get with its debt crisis...
Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, March 22.
U.S. stock index futures fell Monday as Wall Street focused on the health care reform following the passage of the historic health care bill by the House of Representatives late Sunday night.
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Evidently Christmas came very, very early for retailers this year – in February!
Retail sales, at down 0.3 percent, was below expectations of a gain of 0.5 percent, though November was revised upward, while first time unemployment claims rose slightly more than expected for the week.