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  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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    Both the Dow and S&P 500 dipped on Tuesday as cautious investors cashed out ahead of bank stress test results.

  • The compensation of executives running American companies has come under fire throughout the financial crisis, with questions over whether such high pay levels are justified--and whether they make good business sense. tasked , an information services firm that specializes in executive compensation, to compile data on the 2008 compensation of 200 chief executives at 198 public companies that filed their annual proxies by March 27, which had revenue of at least $6.3 billion. Even many of the best

    For critics of large executive compensation, these companies are extremely susceptible to criticism.  Who are the highest paid top execs? Click ahead to find out!

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Blackstone and Lazard popped while Morgan Stanley and Best Buy dropped.

  • Another sign that the markets may be turning around is reflected in today’s initial public offering of the Chinese video game maker Changyou.com.  Here's how it stacks up compared to other IPO's.

  • Shares of Fortress Group and Blackstone surged higher on Tuesday. Why are investors so jazzed about these private equity stocks?

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    On Monday the Treasury rolled out detailed plans to soak up $1 trillion in toxic assets  -- an initiative that's widely believed to be a key element to economic recovery.

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    The Dow slid on Friday after the Federal Reserve's plan to rekindle consumer and small business lending fell short of expectations...

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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...

  • Cramer’s former punching bag seems to have made an inspired turnaround.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Morgan Stanley and Freeport-McMoRan popped while Liz Claiborne and US Bancorp dropped.

  • At the risk of redundancy I'll ask it again: Is he? Is President Obama effin' CRAZY? President Obama blames the continuing global financial crisis for the unmitigated carnage on Monday, when the Dow fell below 7000 and closed down 300 points (or 4.2%) at a 12-year low of 6763.

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

  • "Options action suggests to me that this private equity firm could start turning during the next quarter," says Pete Najarian.

  • Stocks tumbled Friday and the S&P hit a 12-year low as news of the government's stake in Citigroup and General Electric slashing its dividend stirred worry in the market.

  • Futures started the day lower as investors bailed out of Citigroup, then slipped further after a report showed economic growth slowed more than previously expected.

  • Warren Buffett has some detractors these days, even some highly-regarded detractors. Mike Holland is not among them. The chairman of Holland & Co. thinks the Oracle of Omaha has been trading very shrewdly recently.

  • Another silver lining in the current economic environment is today's initial public offering of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Here's how it stacks up compared to other IPO's.

  • With its plan to shore up banks that was announced on Tuesday, the Obama administration hopes to entice investors to buy troubled assets from the nation’s banks and enable them to make the loans needed to jump-start the economy.

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    We're in the midst of preparing a CNBC-sponsored debate program from WEF, "No Way Back", so here's a sneak peek at what the the all-star panel had to say.