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  • Stocks to Watch: Walgreen, Gamestop and More ... Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Why Did Best Buy Open Higher? Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    Best Buy reported earnings above expectations, but most of the gain was due to a better tax situation. 2012 guidance was at the low end of expectations.

  • 6 Value Plays For Investors Now: Strategists Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners and Sandy Lincoln, investment strategist at M&A Investment Management offered a couple value plays for investors.

  • Sizing Up the Profit Picture Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    According to research from Key Private Bank and Factset, as many as 25% of companies reporting first quarter results will actually miss their estimates. On the bright side of things, that means 75% will either meet or exceed estimates for the quarter.

  • A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    Despite record inflows into the Japanese ETF, options traders are less than optimistic about a Japanese recovery.

  • Thrifty Thursday Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    Thrifty Thursday

    Value investment plays, with Sandy Lincoln, M&I Investment Management and Maury Fertig, Relative Value Partners.

  • Futures Ease Gains After Economic News Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures slightly eased gains, although they remained strongly higher, after a surprising drop in durable goods orders, and a fall in jobless claims that was mostly expected.

  • Futures Up All Night Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 8:57 AM ET

    Nothing matters! Futures up all night, just off the highs of the morning.

  • Western Refining Bucking Higher with Bulls Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

    Western Refining first started heating up late last year, and the activity returned ahead of a big conference today.

  • What's On: Jobs, Popping Stocks, Scary Tech Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Ten Economists Call Deficit a 'Severe Threat' to US Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 7:10 AM ET

    The budget deficit is so serious an issue that it can no longer be ignored by splits in government, a group of former members of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers wrote in an open letter in The Politico magazine Thursday.

  • Debts Come Home To Roost for Socrates Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
    Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates speaks during a press conference at Sao Bento Palace in Lisbon. Socrates warned his political opponents not to provoke a political crisis over planned austerity measures to solve the country's debt crisis.

    "Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius. Please, don't forget to pay the debt." According to Plato, these were the last words of the Greek philosopher Socrates, following his decision to drink poison rather than try and pay off the guards and escape from prison.

  • EU Excels in Turning Victory into Defeat Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 3:04 AM ET
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    This was pegged as the summit to end all summits; the end of the euro-zone debt crisis; a clear road map for the future.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 24.

  • Lightning Round Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:38 PM ET
    Lightning Round

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer takes you calls on particular stocks and gives his opinion on whether they're a buy or sell.

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    The level of bullish commentary seemed to rise with the stock market Wednesday, though trader focus remains centered on global events.

  • Shake Off the Negatives Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Shake Off the Negatives

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says try to avoid the negativity, if you can, and that now's a good time to buy high-growth stocks.

  • No, No Netflix Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
    No, No Netflix

    Showtime pulls its content from Netflix as content companies begin to flex their muscles against delivery services. Is Netflix worth it, or is content still king, with Lawrence J. Haverty, Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Market Is 20% Undervalued: Legg Mason's Bill Miller Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:25 PM ET

    "Only 10 percent of the market's value [now] is based on expectations about the future. That contrasts with the normal of about 30 percent," said Bill Miller, chairman, CIO and portfolio manager of Legg Mason Capital Management.

  • Kass on Oil Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:16 PM ET
    Kass on Oil

    Doug Kass, Sebreeze Partners Management, discusses the tipping point for oil and whether $105/barrel oil could damage the recovery. Those high prices hurt consumer confidence and, in turn, the economy.