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  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Alcoa and Lennar popped while Conagra and Nike dropped.

  • Stocks had their best day in weeks Thursday after solid demand for another Treasury auction and encouraging earnings reports from retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond and homebuilder Lennar.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday as an unexpected profit from Bed, Bath & Beyond buoyed consumer stocks — and hopes for an economic recovery.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday after a lower open as weekly jobless claims came in higher than expected.

  • Futures indicated a slightly negative open for Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve cautioned that the U.S. economy would remain weak for a time, adding concerns about the sustainability of a recent recovery.

  • ConAgra Foods says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 13 percent as the prior-year period benefited from the sale of its commodity-trading unit.

  • The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index is a global commodity benchmark which tracks 19 mostly U.S. traded commodities and has led a rally in the past weeks with a year-to-date performance surpassing the S&P, currently up 10% versus 3% YTD, driven in part by a depreciating dollar and speculation of an economic recovery.  Here are some stocks that are riding the commodities wave.

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

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    A growing number of food manufacturers are showing the staples in their portfolio a little more love these days in an attempt to remind frugal gourmets of the basics. How basic? Think butter and canned goods. This is not only because they want to cash in on consumers' newfound frugality, and defend against private label, but also because there have been fewer new product introductions vying for ad dollars.

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    Investors who think the recent run-up in stocks is a sign that the market has turned a corner could be in for a rude awakening once first-quarter earnings start.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Raytheon and Red Hart popped while Wells Fargo and Yahoo! dropped.

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    Stocks rallied for a second straight day on Thursday on increasing optimism that the economy's worst days are over.

  • Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Founded in the early 1900’s as Nebraska Consolidated Mills, this company began by making canned pork and beans. These days, the food maker sells everything from Slim Jims to Peter Pan peanut butter. And today, the company's shares seemed to be sprinkled with pixie dust as the stock soared on strong third quarter numbers. Who is it?

  • Stocks moved on three events today: 1) better than expected earnings from Best Buy, ConAgra, and Dr. Pepper, 2) a better than expected 7-year note auction has alleviate demand concerns, and 3) continued pressure on short sellers.

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on a few other winners in the food business.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Did someone give the House of Representatives reasonableness pills? Treasury Secretary Geithner is testifiying in front of the House Financial Services Committee...his primary topic is tougher oversight of the financial system, but he is also touching on hedge fund regulation and the need to get credit default swaps on a regulated exchange.

  • US stock index futures signaled a higher open for Wall Street Thursday on hopes that the world's biggest economy is showing signs it nearing a bottom.