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Conundrum: Can Amazon Handle Increased Prime Pricing?

02/12/14 - 12:06 PM EST

UBS published a troubling report today on Amazon's ability, or lack thereof, to raise prices on their Amazon Prime service. The survey found that while 94% of Amazon Prime customers surveyed indicated they would likely renew at the $79 current annual fee, those percentages dropped precipitously when price increases of $20 and $40 were introduced (to 58% and 24%, respectively).


Building Products: The Pink Panther as a Leader?

02/12/14 - 11:19 AM EST

While the homebuilders align more strongly with rate changes, the building products group is a way to play cyclical improvement in construction and home pricesimproving--not to mention non-residential construction where we are seeing a turn.


Social Media: Yelping Momentum for Market

02/10/14 - 11:34 AM EST

Over the weekend, media outlets reported that Yahoo was partnering with Yelp on Local Search. Here's why it matters.


Always Stick with Best of Breed: Whole Foods vs Fairway

02/07/14 - 06:39 PM EST

Why did Fairway even go public? This smaller 'neighborhood' healthy supermarket framed itself as a Whole Foods look alike but what they didn't realize is that it is trying to open new stores too aggressively without getting the core traffic...


Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola: Taking Their Fate Into Their Own Hands

02/06/14 - 04:59 PM EST

Congrats to these two companies, who-- well-- needed each other and created shareholder value in the process


Blockbusters Still Matter--Disney vs Twenty-First Century Fox

02/06/14 - 04:05 PM EST

Frozen made Disney's quarter sizzling... How one hit was a game changer.


Are we seeing a bottoming in retail?

02/06/14 - 03:57 PM EST

A bottoming in retail could be brewing...


I Liked CVS' Move To Quit Cigarettes... For the Stock

02/05/14 - 04:13 PM EST

Here's why this decision to "lose billions" is actually positive for shares


I'm a Believer in Microsoft's New CEO

02/04/14 - 06:14 PM EST

Many investors are disappointed by the appointment of an insider, Satya Nadella, for a company that needs change. Of course, there was originally much hype about an outsider coming in, including Ford's Alan Mulally. So why am I positive on this insider?


Michael Kors, Under Armour & Chipotle Show Execution Matters in Consumer

02/04/14 - 05:28 PM EST

Share gain, having the right products, and marketing the right way. In consumer, this matters more than in any other sector. And these three are the stellar consumer quarters to benchmark all the rest against....


Nicole Urken is Research Director of Mad Money and Jim Cramer's researcher at TheStreet. Nicole analyzes stocks and develops a strategic macro outlook, which she incorporates into segment ideas for CNBC's "Mad Money." Nicole also supports Jim's other endeavors including "Squawk on the Street,", and his latest best-selling book "Get Rich Carefully."

Previously, she worked as an investment banking analyst for the Industrials Group in Goldman Sachs' New York office. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Nicole graduated with honors from Harvard College, where she served as executive editor of The Harvard Crimson.


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