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  • Why the Teavana IPO Euphoria? Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    It's not so much the company...it's the sector and a desperate grab for alpha (outperformance). I've been asked why a tea company, which yesterday was pricing 7.14 million shares at $13-$15, priced at $17, and opened at $28.95 (!). Here's the answer...

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Techs; Vix Declines Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains Thursday, led by techs, after a handful of positive economic news and ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.  

  • Vallejo Bankruptcy Plan   Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:57 AM ET
    Vallejo Bankruptcy Plan

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the largest city bankruptcy filing ever.

  • Starbucks Brewing EPS Growth Through Partnerships: UBS Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:54 AM ET

    Americans' craving for coffee is growing and that should mean a boost for Starbucks, UBS senior analyst David Palmer told CNBC Thursday. "One thing about coffee in this country is, behavior is shifting," he said. People are "moving toward the good stuff."

  • Stocks Stage Modest Rally—Here's (Probably) Why Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Traders tell me this indicates the Treasury believes the debt ceiling issue will be resolved soon.

  • Goldman Ups Cisco Price Target; Sees EPS Growth Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs raised its 12-month price target on Cisco Systems by 34 percent to $21 Thursday, and upgraded the network company to "buy" from "neutral," based on its expectations of higher earnings in coming quarters.

  • Stocks to Watch: SodaStream, Gap, Akamai and More... Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Pisani: Futures Pop on Nonfarm Payrolls Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    S&P futures popped about 6 points when initial jobless claims for the week, at 398,000, were lighter than expected. Stocks are oversold—some agreement on the debt ceiling should lead to a gap up.

  • Futures Climb After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    Futures gained Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, but investors continue remain on edge ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.

  • Market Correlations at 'Nosebleed Levels': Analyst Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:56 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    The current political turmoil may put technical levels for stocks at risk, Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, told CNBC.com in an interview Thursday.

  • If US Defaults, Stocks Fall 30%, GDP 5%: Credit Suisse Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    In the very unlikely event that the United States defaults on its debt obligations, the country's economy would contract by 5 percent and stocks would fall by nearly a third, according to Credit Suisse.

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    The debt feud will likely continue to take its toll on markets Thursday, as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in and lawmakers are still far apart.

  • As the price of crude oil has surged in the last year, several big oil stocks have followed suit. The next quarter will likely deliver good news again for these stocks, said one analyst—but another suggested examining how companies react to oil's rise before investing in them.

  • Fast Money Web Extra   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Cramer's Advice on Debt Morass   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer's Advice on Debt Morass

    Stick with the no trade game plan for now, but I am now urging you to get ready for bargains created by this Washington morass, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Fast Money Final Trade   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The Fast Money guys share their final trades of the day.

  • Options Action   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:55 PM ET
    Options Action

    With debt talks looking like a lose-lose situation right now for the US, I'm bearish on the USD right now, says Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:50 PM ET
    Hedge Fund Trade of the Week

    Xerox is very attractively valued at current levels, says Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge.

  • Volatility Playbook   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:31 PM ET
    Volatility Playbook

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional, gives his play on volatility right now.

  • Trading the Real Debt Deadline   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    Trading the Real Debt Deadline

    If the debt debate passes the deadline, the market could see a dramatic sell-off, says, Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve.