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CNBC’s Jim Cramer slammed Kohl’s on Thursday after the embattled retailer reported a disappointing same-store sales decline during November and December and warned on outlook. “Kohl’s is just roadkill,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” “I’m speechless … I’m as quiet as the registers at Kohl’s.” Kohl’s did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
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Oil prices would skyrocket if Iran moved to completely cut off the Strait of Hormuz, energy analysts told CNBC on Wednesday. Elevated geopolitical tensions have sparked fears of a widening conflict in the Middle East, with energy market participants increasingly concerned that the fallout could soon disrupt regional crude supplies. It has thrust the world’s
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David Solomon, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is reorganizing its businesses to more closely resemble Wall Street peers and give its nascent retail banking operations its own category. The bank is now calling its four main segments global markets, investment banking, asset management and consumer
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II Robert Sullivan | FlickrCC Shares of defense companies outperform the broader market in the six months following a crisis event in the Middle East, according to an analysis by CNBC. Defense stocks have risen since a U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military commander,
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Vanguard signage at a Morningstar Investment Conference. M. Spencer Green | AP Low-cost investing pioneer Vanguard has finally followed other peer brokerage firms in eliminating stock commissions entirely. Charles Schwab was the first major broker to give investors zero-commission online trades, pressuring rivals to follow suit. Schwab announced on Oct. 1 that commissions would go
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Oil prices tend to see sustained gains following Middle East crisis events, while stocks eventually churn higher as safe haven assets gold and Treasurys fade from their initial pops, according to historical analysis. Oil prices jumped roughly 4% on Friday after a United States airstrike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military
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Investors should hold off from buying stocks Friday, even as U.S. stocks opened lower after an American airstrike killed Iran’s top military general, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.  “I would not be excited about jumping in here because … we’re not giving up enough,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  The “Mad Money” host said caution is extremely important
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