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    Consumers may be planning to spend less on gifts overall this holiday season, but that frugality seemingly won’t apply when it comes to consumer electronics.

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    One final thought drawn Shahien Nasiripour's 4,000 word HuffPo opus on the Fed. Nasiripour points out that the Fed's mandate is "maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates."

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    Why wait for Black Friday? Sears isn't. The retailer will be open its Sears stores from 7 am. until noon on Thanksgiving, according a leaked Black Friday circular obtained by CNBC.com.

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

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    Emergency unemployment benefit claims have tracked Wal-Mart’s stock fairly closely over the last two years.

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

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    As the tech titan rolls out Kinect on Thursday, early signs are showing that the gamble was a wise one.

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    Although retailers are expected to report monthly sales gains that are below last year's levels, there are still expected to be some bright spots in the report that bode well for the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season.

  • Stocks were mixed following several positive economic reports, and a day after Republicans won many seats in races nationwide and took control of the House. Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their outlooks.

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    Setting an encouraging tone for the upcoming holiday season, retail sales in October continued the momentum that was seen in the prior month, according to a report by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse.

  • Say good-bye to Intuitive Surgical and Express Scripts and hello to these momentum names.

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    A healthy dose of balance and good old fashioned Washington debate might be just what is needed for investors. 

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    The Supreme Court is schedule to hear oral arguments on Nov. 2 in the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, by far the most important challenge – legal or otherwise – the video game history has faced.

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    Barnes & Noble Inc. is gearing up for the holidays with the introduction of its brand new Nook e-reader that has a color touch screen and will sell for $249.

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    Governor Brian Schweitzer is a farmer, rancher and soil scientist first. Businessman and politician second.  Schweitzer runs his government like a ranch: with careful planning and ample saving.

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    Several recent surveys are pointing in one direction: there will be big opportunities for retailers this holiday season online. More and more often consumers are starting their shopping online giving retailers a chance to win a customer.

  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has topped 3,000 billion Norwegian krone ($518 billion) for the first time, in a milestone that highlights the soaring financial reserves of western Europe’s biggest oil-producing state. The FT reports.

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    Choosing flash over substance led Bill Gross, founder and co-CIO of bond company PIMCO, to say “pass” on two of the best investments in US history, and give a thumb's-up to a big flop.

  • It's been 23 years since the infamous stock market crash of October 19, 1987, which became known as "Black Monday." What began in Hong Kong, and spread to other parts of the world, including the United States, caused the Dow to drop 508 points, or nearly 23 percent. 

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    Walmart announced last week it would soon require companies to prove it used only sustainably sourced palm oil.