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    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir inks music streaming deal with Yahoo and Google's upcoming earnings.

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    Still bruised by the March jobs reports, markets will be watching jobless claims to see if the trend towards job growth remains intact — or if it'll be a repeat of last year.

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    Bob Weir’s Tri Studios announced today on CNBC a deal with Yahoo that could help bring high quality music and videos into homes around the world and change the music-streaming business model that has so far made losers out of both the studios and the artists.

  • Stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by an upbeat start to earnings season and the Fed's latest Beige Book report, giving investors a chance to breathe a sigh of relief following a string of declines.

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    Check out which stocks are moving after-the-bell Wednesday:

  • Google Search

    Google's shares "tanked" the last time the Internet search giant reported earnings but "I don't think that's likely to happen this time," Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Google: Buy Ahead of Earnings?

    Discussing what investors can expect from Google's earnings announcement, with Mark Mahaney, Citigroup analyst.

  • Facebook

    The ink is barely dry on Facebook's $1 billion deal to buy photo-sharing service Instagram, yet the latest parlor game in Silicon Valley is who might be next on Facebook's shopping list.

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    Herb Greenberg on how his job as a business journalist has changed.

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    Facebook's  $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.

  • Brian Dunn

    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Best Buy CEO resigning in the midst of a company probe, where the Dow is headed and Alcoa's stellar earnings.

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    Check out some of Tuesday's after-the-bell movers:

  • Stocks posted their steepest one-day decline this year, finishing in negative territory for the fifth-straight session Tuesday, amid concerns over the health of the global economy and the start of earnings season.

  • The huge pricetag for Instagram may raise regulatory red flags.

  • Inside Yahoo's Revamp Plan

    Shares of Yahoo are down more than 50 percent in the past five years, while its rival Google has jumped 35 percent. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details on Yahoo's "All-Hands" staff meeting.

  • Instagram

    Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram is part of a land grab for mobile Internet users—and with the explosion of smart phones, that land grab is all about photo sharing.

  • Google

    New research shows that customers obtained through Google Ads are more valuable than originally thought. The study shows that customers acquired through Google search advertising have a higher transaction rate than customers acquired from other channels.

  • Apple Now a $600B Company

    Insight on Apple breaking the $600 billion market cap milestone, with Andy Hargreaves, analyst at Pacific Crest.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to hold gains on Tuesday following four straight sessions of losses, but weakness in overseas markets and the start of earnings season kept investors on edge.

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers: