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  • Stocks are struggling against a wave of economic and earnings news, but traders say it's not a bad thing that the market is giving up gains this week.

  • As Earnings Season gets further underway, analysts continue to revise their estimates for the First Quarter downward.  Data from Thomson Reuters shows that year over year EPS growth numbers from last April are now expected to fall 37.8% compared to an expected drop of 12.5% at the start of the year.

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    After a five-week rally, stocks face one of their toughest challenges yet - a very nasty earnings season.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Costco and Dow Chemical popped while Newmont Mining and Advance Auto Parts dropped.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

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    The S&P tumbled on Monday largely due to concerns about the major automakers.

  • At the start of the month, General Electric was falling fast and the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, was at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  In less than a month, that has changed significantly.

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    Sometimes a stock is hot and other times it just burns you. Following are trades that didn’t end so well.

  • Genetech

    Art Levinson and Miles White are "Kings of the Jungle." At least Barron's thinks they are. The weekly investment periodical picked the pair as the only two from biopharma to make its annual list of the "30 Most Respected CEOs."

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    The Dow fell on Thursday largely due to concerns that the Federal Reserve's latest efforts to battle the recession are too costly and untested...

  • Health care stocks have lost their defensive appeal and feeling rather ill for the past few weeks. Shares of healthcare companies, United Health Care and Humana have dropped significantly since the Obama administration outlined a healthcare reform agenda aimed at cutting $175 billion in payments over 10 years to private insurers through the Medicare Advantage Program.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Looking for a formula for successful stock investing?  RBC Bank's Joseph Keating sums it up in three words:  exceptionally high quality.  Companies in that category, he says, are likeliest to hold onto their dividends. (Part Two)

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    Last week, I got two notices that were labeled on the outside as being from Costco and regarding a "Food Safety Recall Notice." They're related to the ongoing peanut (Salmonella) problem.

  • Companies that can, do. The rest? They cost the Dow 122 points on Wednesday. Cramer pays homage to peak performance.

  • Gerald Jordan of the Jordan Opportunity Fund sees a big rally coming, probably in the second quarter, and he believes investors should get back into stocks to get ready for it.  "I think the next two to three thousand points in the Dow are going to be higher, not lower, and that's what we're invested for," he told CNBC.

  • Who's next in the potential wave of consolidation set off by Pfizer and Wyeth? Cramer has an idea.

  • At the end of a short but turbulent week that included the official start of the Barack Obama administration, Alan Valdes of Hilliard Lyons offered some stock suggestions inspired by the new president and his policies. "We like his health care plan," Valdes told CNBC.