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  • 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.

  • This has been another big week for bond issuance...on the heels of the successful Citigroup sale of trust preferreds (a hybrid instrument), Bank of America, GMAC, Novartis Capital, DirecTV, MGM Mirage and Royal Bank of Scotland have all sold bonds this week. Prices have dramatically improved: MGM, for instance, sold $845 million in notes Tuesday night at a yield of only 9 percent.

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

  • Stock index futures were treading water Thursday after posting a slight a gain Wednesday on the back of gains in financial stocks.

  • Sunoco surged last week and saw upside option activity Friday in the April contracts.

  • Biology can lead to changes in how the planet is powered, Synthetic Genomics CEO, Dr. J. Craig Ventor, told CNBC. He shared his research and progress with CNBC's "Power Lunch" crew.

  • On a day when the market seemed confused - moving within relatively a wide range and ending the day to the downside - there were many reasons why this confusion was warranted.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coventry and BP popped while UBS and Electronic Arts dropped.

  • Unit Corporation drew upside option activity late Friday ahead of energy drilling company's earnings release in two weeks.

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  • The bulls are hoping that Monday's stock market action kick-started a rally after the S&P 500 made gains following a terrible January.

  • Good news: oil production (upstream) showed production growth. This is a remarkable achievement! The bad news: 1) access to resources; 2) downstream (oil refining) is a mess.

  • With Apple sales blowing past expectations on Monday, how should you game Apple stock ahead of their 'latest creation' event on Wednesday?

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  • Can’t make heads or tails of all the analyst action? Whether upgrades or downgrades – here what the traders are talking about!

  • After Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a miss, will profits and outlooks will be strong enough to extend the market's advance?

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  • Looking for a long-term pick? Find out which stock Pete Najarian thinks could deliver over the long haul.