Wal-Mart's Lee Scott has Low Expectations

Wal-Mart, Lee Scott

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) CEO Lee Scott spoke today about the U.S. economny, what our government is doing, and his expectations for 2009 and beyond.  Its not good.

Circuit City for Sale: Someone Wants It?

Circuit city

Other than the inventory, what is there of value?

In 2008 the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 34%

Bear Market

This past year was a horrible year for 401(k)'s, IRA's, and personal portfolios.  The Dow Jones lost 34% in 2008 and since hitting 14,000 in Oct. 2007 the Dow has lost 37%, closing out the year at 8,776.

Retail Stocks to Buy for 2009 (Brian Nagel)

Shoppers Consumers

Consolidation -- its the key theme and word for U.S. Retailers, but there are a few stocks worth looking at that should survive 2009.

iPhones to be Sold at Wal-Mart on Sunday (12/28)

iPhone Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will start selling two iPhones priced at $197 and $297 starting Sunday (12/28/08).

Starbucks: "Hey Partner, Remember That 401K Match? You Believed Us?"

Starbucks (SBUX)

Isn't that what Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) calls it's employees, "partners"? With partners like this, who needs enemies...

Wal-Mart Pushes Into Chile

Wal-Mart Inc.

Rather than stuffing more stores into an already crowded U.S. market, Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is increasing overseas expansion. Perhaps this is the reason for the recent CEO pick

Drive Thru Retail?

Kmart

Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) is trying a radical new retail concept called myGofer

Consumer Rolling Over, Credit Card Defaults Soar

Credit Cards

First mortgages, now credit cards..

Wal-Mart: Bye, Bye Buyback...

Wal-Mart Inc.

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