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  • The Dow bolted out of the gate Tuesday as a slew of components beat earnings expectations. But there were pockets of weakness throughout the market, including chips, hardware, banks and retail. The Nasdaq was lower.

  • Futures indicated a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a slew of earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill testimony.

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    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers important testimony before a House committee, but it's the wave of earnings reports that could decide the day Tuesday.

  • If you don’t, the Mad Money host says, you’ll miss the move.

  • With the S&P closing at an 8-month high and above a former level of resistance, are the bulls about to take this market another leg higher?

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line Monday after a wobbly morning as a CIT deal to avert bankruptcy and strong earnings gave investors cause for optimism.

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    The S&P is sitting right at its highest levels since November.  The central thesis is earnings:  P/E multiples will expand in the next several quarters due to the combination of cost cutting and gradually rising revenues.

  • These are the forces that are moving stocks right now.

  • As investors brace for the peak weeks of earnings, both the Dow and S&P marched higher on hopes that stability had returned to the financial system.

  • A strong start for stocks began to peter out Monday, though CIT continued to rally.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors were cheered by news of a deal that will avoid bankruptcy for commercial lender CIT Group and a better-than-expected start the earnings season.

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

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Discover Financial and UBS popped while Dell and American Dairy dropped.

  • As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies. 

  • It is now four weeks since the S&P 500 hit its recent closing high of 946.21 on June 12.  The benchmark index is down 6.7% since then and some components have been hit harder than others bringing dividend yields back up again.  Here is a screen for companies that have been beaten up but might have good value in the longer term.

  • Washington has doubly blessed this motor maker, Cramer says.

  • Here’s how the president can put us back on track.

  • With the official start of earnings season kicking off after the bell today, here are some stats on Alcoa and the rest of the Dow.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of JP Morgan and Dick’s Sporting Goods popped while Caterpillar and Discover Financial Services dropped.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors.