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  • The Dow rose for an eighth straight day, ending near session highs after a late rally. Industrials led the way, with Boeing and 3M at the top of the Dow.

  • Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.

  • Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.

  • Plus, get calls on utilities, green stocks, retail and more.

  • The Mad Money host can’t understand why people are sitting out this generational bull market.

  • Stocks logged a solid 3-percent gain for February but the momentum faded in the past week as confidence in the recovery began to falter. Financials and health-care stocks were among the best performers; consumer-focused stocks fell out of favor.

  • Following a brief pullback in the markets, the S&P 500 index crossed back above its 50-day moving average in today's trading session. As upward momentum builds on the markets, could some of the laggards be poised for a rebound?

  • Mardi Gras

    As of mid-day today, the Dow is up over 1% but still down nearly 5% from its highest close of the year (a 15-month high) reached on January 19.  So will Mardi Gras help the U.S. Indexes rebound to new monthly highs?  Unfortunately in this this case, it's only wishful thinking as stocks historically tend to downtrend on Mardi Gras. Nevertheless, looking forward the markets will have something to cheer about as the major indexes have averaged descent gains following the 40 day lent period leading up to Easter. Here are the historical averages for the major indices.

  • Stocks ended a volatile week with wild swings Friday as China's surprise tightening of its lending standards rattled global markets. Techs rallied, delivering the Nasdaq its best week since early January. All three major indexes snapped a four-week losing streak.Investors, keen to play the dips, retreated to one of their safe plays — technology. The Dow snapped a four-week winning streak, while the Nasdaq had its best week since early January.

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday as world markets were rattled over China's decision to tighten capital requirements for banks. The Dow was down more than 100 points, or over 1 percent, in the first few minutes of trading.

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about China Digital, retailers and more. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.

  • Stocks continue to be tethered to the outcome of a potential Greece rescue plan. Futures were up modestly, with European banks leading the way. However, shortly before 8am ET, futures lost most of their gains as a Reuters headline cited comments from a German government official that no decision on aid has been made, nor is one pending.

  • Considering materials, energy, tech and financials are all down over 10% since January, is the selling over?

  • Stocks struggled on Wednesday after tepid employment and services-sector reports. How to profit in this volatile environment? Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, and Barry Knapp, head of U.S. portfolio strategy at Barclays, shared their market outlooks.

  • Investors are looking for reasons to sell.

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    Stocks tumbled Thursday as the dollar's gains and some disappointing economic numbers offset the positive earnings momentum.  Techs were among the biggest decliners, led by Apple and Qualcomm.

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    Stocks tumbled Thursday as the dollar's gains and some disappointing economic numbers offset the positive earnings momentum this morning.  Techs were among the morning's biggest decliners, led by Apple and Qualcomm.

  • Considering Thursday's dramatic sell-off, are we heading down the road to a correction?

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    Diversified manufacturer 3M posted higher quarterly earnings Thursday and raised its full-year outlook, citing strong demand for all its products, especially the films it makes to brighten the screens on electronic products.