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    Shares of Ross Stores  ended Friday's trading day down 4.5%, making it TheStreet's Move of the Day. The retailer reported first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday. This article is commentary by an independent contributor.

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    Stocks sold off on Friday ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. The S&P 500 Trust Series ETF  volume set a new 2015 low, trading almost 54 million shares. To put this in context, the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend 2014, the SPY volume traded over 61 million shares.

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    Google (GOOG) wants viewers to buy more stuff. The search giant announced a new feature to shorten the path to purchasing a product you see advertised on YouTube (GOOG). The feature is designed to capitalize on "micro-moments" -- those brief "I want to know about something" instants that, in the modern world, usually lead to a quick Google (GOOG) search for an answer.

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    Jim Cramer, the co-portfolio manager of Action Alerts PLUS, bought Starwood Hotels  and then bought more, and added to AAP's position in EOG Resources (EOG) this week. Cramer said Starwood acting CEO Adam Aron recognizes there's a lot of value in the company, which recently sold off its time-share business.

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    On the surface, baseball looks healthy. The players are rich. The owners are rich. Despite consitently increasng ticket prices, more people are going to games. So far in 2015, overall attendance is up over the previous season. Having said all that, baseball has a problem -- a major problem. Kids are leaving the game,.. in droves.

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     CNBC has a new report about substantive talks between Microsoft   and Salesforce   having taken place earlier this spring. But the most shocking part of the report is that Microsoft (MSFT) was willing to offer $55 billion for the company. This would amount to a big-ticket purchase for any company -- even one the size of Microsoft.

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    Google's  quick capture of the education space could be setting the company up for success in the future as children exposed to Chrome may be more likely to opt for it instead of Microsoft's Windows as they get older, putting a crimp in Microsoft's (MSFT) cash cow.

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    It's a three-day weekend, so why not take some time to check out three daily charts looking to break through resistance and power higher next week. Vista Outdoor (VSTO) is a newer issue here only have about four months of trading under its belt. Given that it is a newer issue and seeing that May's false breakdown is a big reason why I would look at a smaller size position here with more room for a stop.

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    In case there was any doubt, Janet Yellen still intends to raise interest rates this year. Of course, the Federal Reserve chair was cautious in her speech Friday, saying the economy remains weak and that any rate hikes will be gradual.

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    Inflation has been weak in recent months, but one economist doesn't think the Federal Reserve has an inflation problem. The consumer price index  rose 0.1%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday, matching economists' expectations. "Don't look month-over-month, look year-over-year," said Bob Johnson, director of economic analysis at Chicago-based Morningstar.

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      A new study finds the odds are stacked against consumers who try to find the best airline fares online. She says this lack of transparency puts consumers at a disadvantage and she estimates U.S. consumers have paid an additional $6.7 billion in costs as a result. Read More:11 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Times of Volatility and Uncertainty.

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    The Financial Conduct Authority laid down the parameters of its long-awaited market probe into the investment and corporate banking sectors Friday. On Friday it said its study would focus on "primary market activities," namely equity and debt capital markets, M&A advisory services and acquisition financing.

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    With retail sales heading down and online competition heading ever higher, discounters like Ross Stores (ROST) are still worth keeping an eye on, TheStreet's Jim Cramer said Friday on CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment. Ross released its first-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. ROST data by YCharts. But while Cramer thinks Ross Stores (ROST) did a good job, he's concerned about its prospects.