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  • Retail sales fizzle. Are consumers tapped out?

    The annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks show in New York City provided the usual oohs and ahhs. But the pyrotechnics were quickly replaced by a dud of a June sales report from Macy's Thursday morning.

    Macy's (M) said that sales at stores open at least a year, the most widely watched measure of health in retailing, were up just 1.2% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting so-called same-store sales MORE

    - Jul 5, 2012 12:24 PM ET
  • Does the Fed have any bullets left?

    QE3? Operation Twist 2? There will certainly be more pressure on the Federal Reserve to announce yet another round of stimulus ASAP following Friday's bloody-awful jobs report.

    Stocks plunged. The 10-year Treasury yield hit another record low, with rates dipping below 1.5%. That is a Princess Bride level.  A 10-year yield this low was considered "absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable" just a few years ago.

    Investors are panicking and MORE

    - Jun 1, 2012 12:48 PM ET
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