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  • Rivals Gain on Pfizer Drug Trial News Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 5:42 PM ET

    I noted on the air this afternoon that Pfizer, which was trading at about $20.20, dropped in a few minutes to about $19.50 on heavy volume.

  • Stocks Rise for the Week, Lifted by Earnings Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks gained, closing at the highs of the session after starting the week in a sharp slide in the wake of Standard & Poor's revised outlook for U.S. long-term debt as largely positive earnings propelled stocks higher.

  • Word on the Street   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Word on the Street

    Is the dollar drop fueling corporate earnings. The dollar index falls to its lowest level since August 2008, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs and the Fast Money traders. Also, a discussion of tech earnings from this week, is the dollar broken for good, with Jens Nordvig, Nomura Securities, and how high can silver go.

  • BlackRock Earnings Reflect Clients Investing Globally Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    Larry Fink

    BlackRock CEO Lawrence Fink said clients becoming more comfortable getting back into the market and taking a more global approach to investing.

  • Investing in the Kid and His Robot Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
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    Ask a kid about LeBron James and he'll most likely perk up and say, "Yeah, he's cool." Mention the name Steve Jobs and that same kid will set the ringtone on his iPhone to crickets chirping. Some companies and organizations are aiming to change all that, investing in programs that teach kids that science and technology are cool.

  • What's Up With the Silver ETF? Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    iShares Silver Trust fluttered today on trader talk that it has become a lot more expensive to short at Goldman Sachs. What does that mean?

  • Stocks Add to Modest Gains Before Close Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains in the final hour of the session after starting the week in a sharp slide in the wake of Standard & Poor's revised outlook for U.S. long-term debt as largely positive earnings propelled stocks higher.

  • BlackRock's Profits Surge   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 3:12 PM ET
    BlackRock's Profits Surge

    BlackRock's profits jumped 34% last quarter and the company now has $3.6 trillion dollars in assets under management. How does a company this big continue to grow? An insider look at the world's largest asset management firm, with Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO.

  • Don't Like a Weak Dollar? Might as Well Get Used to It Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
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    Weakness in the US dollar, which is causing everything to go up including gas prices, food and stocks, is unlikely to go away soon as a selling frenzy hits the currency market.

  • Trader Triple Play   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    Trader Triple Play

    A look ahead to next week's market action and how to play it, with Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services; Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy; and Todd Colvin, MF Global.

  • What's GE's Real Problem? Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:32 PM ET
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    For the most part, traders continue to respond to the strong earnings for a second day in a row. But it's not a uniform reaction.

  • Should Apple Even Bother Giving Earnings Guidance? Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:25 PM ET
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    Apple giving earnings guidance is a little like betting against a fast-moving stock: It’s senseless.

  • The Oil Trade   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
    The Oil Trade

    Daniel Dicker, New York Mercantile Exchange independent trader, with a value play on deep-water drillers.

  • M&A Deal Surge?   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    M&A Deal Surge?

    Discussing how investors can profit from potential M&A deals, with Larry Grafstein, Rothschild North America co-head M&A.

  • Stocks Rise Moderately, Led by Tech Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks strengthened in quiet pre-holiday trading as a series of strong earnings reports lifted the market, although gains were tempered by mixed economic news.

  • Can Strong Earnings Last?   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
    Can Strong Earnings Last?

    Can the strong earnings last with soaring commodity costs and slumping manufacturing data? Keith Wirtz, Fifth Third Asset Management and Russ Koesterich, iShares, weigh in.

  • Stocks to Watch: Wells Fargo, Dean Foods and More ... Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:52 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • The Underwear Indicator   Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:49 AM ET
    The Underwear Indicator

    Discussing whether consumers replenishing their essentials is an economic indicator, with Eric Beder, Brean Murray, Carret & Co.; Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Global Markets Respond to Strong Earnings — Finally Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    For the second day in a row, global markets and U.S. futures responded to strong earnings reports. Last week, when investors sold bank stocks off after seeing no loan growth, there was considerable worry that this could turn into a "sell on any news" quarter with other sectors as well.

  • Futures Pare Gains After Jobless Claims Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared gains after the government reported jobless claims remain above 400,000.