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  • Stocks pushed higher on Tuesday, as investors weighed a big jump in home sales against weaker-than-expected economic growth. Will the gains continue into the new year? Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, weighed in.

  • Upbeat results from technology firms led stocks higher Friday, however the Nasdaq was the only major index to close in positive territory for the week. Is tech your top trade?

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    Dreaming of a white Christmas? If you are in the Northeast, you just might get your wish. Weather forecasters are calling for a a major snowstorm to start in Virginia on Friday and head up the coast to New England by Sunday. What does this mean for retailers?

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    While the slow economic recovery is bad news for retailers, it may be good news for consumers, as retailers find themselves with elevated inventories and a fast approaching end to the holiday season. I expect discounting could become very aggressive.

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    Here we are a week before Christmas, the last night of Hanukkah, and it's the perfect opportunity to find out what's selling, what's not, and what investors ought to be paying attention to.

  • Take Two Interactive

    Take Two Interactive Software on Thursday reported fourth quarter earnings that were in line with the updated guidance it issued earlier this month. The company lost 28 cents per share, compared to a 20 cent per share loss in 2008. Net revenue, at $343.4 million, was slightly higher than the 2008 figures.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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  • Shoppers stroll around at the newly decorated Christmas floor at KADEWE department store in Berlin, Germany.

    The all-important holiday shopping season is well underway and, so far, online retailers are seeing an improvement compared with last year, but stores are having trouble luring in consumers.

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    Retailers are offering more gimmicks than ever this holiday, as they try to coax shoppers into buying that little extra something that wasn't on their list.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    GameStop made gains Friday morning on news that its targeted business is booming.

  • Sales at U.S. retailers rose more than expected in November according to a data on Friday, raising hopes of a self-sustaining economic recovery. What does the strong retail numbers mean for the stock market? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer T3live.com weighed in.

  • Regardless of whether people agree with the government stimulus efforts in the United States or across the globe, there are ways that investors can play it. James Reed, portfolio manager at Scout Stock Fund, and Will Nasgovitz, portfolio manager at Heartland Advisors, shared their ideas and stock picks.

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    With tight controls on inventory and expenses, retailers are likely to have a profitable holiday season, said Allen Questrom, the former chairman and CEO of JC Penney.

  • Markets climbed on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined. Will stocks continue to rise throughout the year-end? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Jack Ablin, Executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared their outlooks.

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    With consumers more hungry for bargains than ever, the 2009 holiday season has rapidly migrated from the $20-and-under prices seen last year to become the year of the $10 gift.

  • Price wars and saavy retailers ready to compete on price mean lots of great gifts under $10. Discount retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart have battled over who has the lowest prices on toys, books and DVDs, but this year's deals extend beyond discount stores and include items in home goods, beauty, apparel and technology.“Stores and shoppers were caught off guard last year,” said Ellen Davis, vice president of the National Retail Federation. “This year, retailers really had time on their side

    Price wars and saavy retailers ready to compete on price mean lots of great gifts under $10. Here are some great gifts for men, women and kids that won’t drain your bank account.

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    Dramatic price cuts in consumer technology brought buyers to stores the week of Black Friday, but retailers may have gone a little overboard on the loss leaders this year.