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  1. Jack In The Box Could Surprise Investors

    The fast food chain's comps lacked beef in the second quarter, but its expected full-year ...
  2. Survival Of The 'Fitchest'

    Abercrombie & Fitch managed to post a revenue gain and improve margins despite ...
  3. Triarc Tries On Wendy's Merger

    Wendy's is merging with Triarc, will this merger be a taste of good things to come ...
  4. Talbots' Credit Cards Denied

    HSBC and Bank of America cut off the clothing retailer's lines of credit. Find out ...
  5. Blockbuster-Circuit City A Marriage Of Inconvenience

    Blockbuster made a bid for electronics retailer Circuit City. Is this aggression ...
  6. IHOP Should Have Stuck With Pancakes

    The Applebee's acquisition hasn't paid off the way investors hoped for IHOP. Sales ...
  7. Jos. A. Bank: Too Many Holes In This Suit

    Jos. A. Bank's sales and earnings were stellar, but without forward-looking guidance ...
  8. NutriSystem Fattens Up Q1 Outlook

    NurtiSystem upped its revenue prediction and named a new CEO. Both are signs the ...
  9. A Little Sun Will Do Furniture Brands Some Good

    Sun Capital Partners is prowling for board seats at Furniture Brands. The company ...
  10. Ameristar Casinos Still A Takeover Target?

    Takeover speculation fizzled after an analyst's note said a deal is too costly, but ...
  11. Green Funds For The Faint Of Heart

    Learn about two funds that go green without going overboard. Both invest in well-known ...
  12. AnnTaylor Crushes The Competition In Style

    An impressive and improving gross margin set AnnTaylor apart from its high-end rivals. ...
  13. J.Crew: Play It Safe In Style

    Who knew preppy clothes were a consumer staple? J.Crew's latest results will make ...
  14. Can Wattles Recharge Circuit City?

    Activist fund Wattles Capital Management has taken a big stake in Circuit City. Hope ...
  15. Heelys Rolls Off Course

    Heelys saw a 78% drop in sales versus Q4 last year. The wheeled shoe fad is over, ...
  16. Zale Is No Gem

    Zale Corporation beat expectations and seems to be on a roll, but a closer look reveals ...
  17. The Gap Closing On The Competition

    The Gap is no longer the ugly duckling of retail fashion. Its comps finally compare ...
  18. Herbalife Sees The Upside To Obesity

    With 36% of Americans classified as obese, Herbalife has an impressive market for ...
  19. Abercrombie & Fitch Goes Conservative For Spring

    The trendy retailer issued conservative guidance for first-half 2008. Downbeat is ...
  20. Dollar Store Wars (NDN, DLRT, FDO)

    99 Cents Only trumps its deep-discount competitors on virtually every level, making ...
  21. What Would J.C. Do? (JCP)

    Faced with shrinking sales and lower earnings, J.C. Penney made a bold move by dumping ...
  22. Icahn Playing The Penney Stocks? (JCP)

    Activist shareholder Carl Icahn has reportedly taken a stake in J.C. Penney. We examine ...
  23. Schering-Plough's Smoke Screen (SGP)

    CEO Fred Hassan will buy $2 million of company stock after Q4 earnings are released. ...
  24. Bush's Stimulus Plan - Too Little, Too Late?

    Can $800 rebate checks really stimulate spending? Or, is this just a Band-Aid for ...
  25. Schultz Returns To Captain Starbucks (SBUX)

    Starbucks is bringing back its former chief exec Howard Schultz as CEO. Will he prove ...
  26. Ackman Stays On Target (TGT)

    Bill Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square, upped its stake in Target. We examine ...
  27. Debt Collectors Love The Sound Of Credit Crunching

    Collections companies could be in for a profitable 2008. We examine two (AACC, PRAA)with ...
  28. Grading The Credit Bureaus (EFX)

    Credit reporting agencies like Equifax make money by rating financial history. We ...
  29. Garmin Stumbles, TomTom Grabs Lead (GRMN)

    GPS maker Garmin gave up its bid for Tele Atlas. It's losing market share, and the ...
  30. Kroger Sell-Off Could Be A Buying Opportunity (KR)

    The market didn't like Kroger's 1.1% decline in gross margins, but the stock is worth ...
  31. Don't Ride The McDonald's Train (MCD)

    McDonald's had another incredible quarter, but a host of issues could derail its ...
  32. Toll Brothers Finally Nearing A Bottom? (TOL)

    Toll Brothers released its Q4 earnings and they were bad, but there were also some ...
  33. Zander's Exit Leaves Icahn Free To Pull The Strings (MOT)

    CEO Ed Zander's departure gives Motorola a fresh perspective and may clear the way ...
  34. Trump Misplayed His Hand (TRMP)

    The company's CFO quit and new competition is coming to Atlantic City. Perhaps Trump ...
  35. AMD Could Be A Bargain (AMD)

    At under $10 a share and with Mubadala Development Company's interest, AMD might ...
  36. Citigroup's Cash Infusion Should Pay Off (C)

    The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is banking on Citigroup's future. Its investment ...
  37. No Foam In This Beer (BUD)

    Anheuser-Busch is branching into new products and ramping up advertising. The stock ...
  38. Whole Foods Q4 Results A Morale Breaker (WFMI)

    Whole Foods Market failed to meet expectations in Q4. One more dissapointment in ...
  39. Trouble Brewing At Starbucks (SBUX)

    Solid quarterly earnings hid the fact that U.S. traffic is declining and rising dairy ...
  40. E-Trade Attracting Lawyers And Other Scavengers (ETFC)

    E-trade could be on the auction block. But with the lawyers circling, who would want ...
  41. Four Lessons Learned From The Citigroup Debacle (C)

    Among the lessons gleaned from Citigroup's recent trouble: beware of false bottoms, ...
  42. Will Wendy's Hold Out For A Better Suitor? (TRY, WEN)

    Investment company Triarc finally made a bid for Wendy's, but reports suggest that ...
  43. Does Going Green Hurt Shareholders?

    In the '90s green initiatives hurt Ben & Jerry's bottom line. Companies today ...
  44. Harrah's Stock A Bad Gamble (HET)

    Harrah's third-quarter numbers ran hot and cold. Competition is getting fierce, and ...
  45. Trex Could Be Nearing A Bottom (TWP)

    The deck-maker's Q3 earnings came in at a massive loss and the stock got hammered. ...
  46. Garmin Losing Its Way (GRMN)

    The handheld GPS supplier had a stellar quarter if you go by the numbers, but recent ...
  47. Burger King Set To Reign (BKC)

    McDonald's gets all the press, but Burger King is the fast food chain that delivered ...
  48. Monaco Coach Gets Steamrolled On Q4 Outlook (MNC)

    The RV maker painted an ugly picture for the coming year. In a tight economy, $25 ...
  49. Five Big Names Going Green (HPQ, PCG, C)

    We examine companies that have made eco-friendly strides in recent years while maintaining ...
  50. Three Sinful Stocks That'll Fill Your Wallet (MO, HOG, GT)

    These companies might get the green thumbs down, but they could still be long-term ...
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