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  • Stocks had their best session in nearly two weeks Thursday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her support for the ECB's plans to fight the euro zone crisis and Dow component Cisco Systems hiked its dividend 75 percent.

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    A recent study of online shopping came to a stark conclusion: timing really does matter.

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    Weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey will be picked over by traders Thursday as they try to determine whether the economic news is weak enough to spur Fed easing or strong enough to keep the Fed sidelined.

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    Looking for back-to-school buys for your portfolio? This season’s consumer is on the hunt for value and brands, driving some companies that emphasize brands rather than private labels to outperform, one analyst said.

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    Teen retailers often have just as tough a time predicting adolescent trends as their parents do, Cramer said.

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    As U.S. retailers head into the crucial back-to-school season, one analyst shared some of her top picks and argued that retailers’ past momentum could augur future strength.

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    With the Jubilee followed by the Olympics it is good to be British this year. So does that must mean its good to be a retailer in the U.K. this year? Not exactly.

  • Kiva Systems Inc. robots sit at an Acumen Brands Inc. warehouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. Kiva has seen orders for its warehouse robots surge this year as brick-and-mortar retailers rush to open distribution centers to compete with online merchants such as Acumen Brands.

    With the volume of products purchased online growing so rapidly year after year, have you ever wondered how those orders get filled, packed and shipped? Quiet Logistics is a privately-owned ecommerce fulfillment center in Devens, Mass., whose client roster includes Inditex's Zara, Gilt and Bonobos, is at the center of the ecommerce boom.

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    Foursquare launched Promoted Updates Wednesday, which allow merchants big and small to advertise to nearby potential customers. Is the platform right for your business?

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    Thinking of steering clear of this unstable stock market? The "Mad Money" host says think again.

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    According to a new poll, the average British woman spends with Sex and the City enthusiasm as she amasses an average of 271 pairs of shoes, 185 dresses and 145 bags.

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    While Best Buy cutting back on staff is nothing new — and certainly not a surprise — it may be the first of many announcements to come from retailers, especially as the holidays approach. Last year, Best Buy cut back on its plans to hire temporary staff for the holiday, adding only 15,000 workers versus 29,000 in 2010.

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    Big retailers including Costco Wholesale, Macy’s, Target, and Kohl’s reported June sales that failed to meet estimates. Some retailers even changed their earnings forecasts as a result. As the back-to-school season and the holidays get closer, a rotten retail stock could start to stink. Here’s what analysts are looking out for.

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    Retailers reported largely disappointing sales in June, as consumers pulled back on spending amid concerns about jobs and the economy.

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    With student loan levels rising over $1 trillion, grads need more than the perfect resume to get started. Credit ratings matter, too. Here are 8 tips on managing loans and FICO scores.

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    China may have the largest online population in the world, but a much smaller country south of the equator could also offer an interesting opportunity to expand online.

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    With anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe, retailers are increasingly turning to less developed and smaller markets for their expansion, according to an A.T. Kearney report.

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    Despite a late Mother's Day, the early monthly sales reports from retailers are suggesting most retailers posted modest sales gains in May.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:

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    Retail industry analysts are guarded about the outlook for May’s retail sales, despite better-than-expected results at Macy’s and improving consumer confidence.