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  • Markets are bracing for a landslide of earnings news Tuesday and more focus on the Treasury's bank bailout plans.

  • Although down on the open this morning, the major indices are starting today with 6-week winning streaks behind them.  The Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ are up 22.70%, 27.25%, and 29.31% over their respective runs.  On a percentage basis, the indices are having their best 6-week rallies in years. 

  • Next week you could nearly drown in data, considering the flood of earnings reports that are coming. But don’t panic, our traders will keep you afloat.

  • On Friday, General Electric kicks off a string of earnings reports from the industrial sector and investors will be all ears. What should you listen for?

  • With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Easter Eggs

    As we are now into the 17th month of this recession, many investors are looking forward to the breather coming from a shortened trading week.  The markets will be closed for Good Friday and many others will be taking off on Thursday for the first day of Passover.  But will the markets continue their rally when everyone returns to work on Monday?

  • Plus, Cramer opines on Sears, Terex, the insurers and more.

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    As the first quarter earnings season begins, a debate rages over whether stocks will be able to rally on or instead roll over on weak corporate profits and dismal economic news.

  • Fifth Third Asset Management's Mary Jane Matts looks back on a dramatic week for stocks, and still finds some bargains for investors.  "When you consider that the S&P is trading about eleven times normalized earnings, the stock market is attractive here," she told CNBC.  "I don't think you have to over-think it."

  • Hostage, Businessman

    When negotiations over the revamping of Caterpillar’s operations in the French city of Grenoble broke down this week, the workers did what more and more of their countrymen are doing these days: They took their bosses hostage.

  • Friday's March jobs report can't help but be bad, but the question is whether it will stall the stock market's rally.

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    The Dow advanced Wednesday as factory and home sales data raised hopes the economic downturn is moderating, at least somewhat.

  • Stocks closed higher as some mildly optimistic economic news helped Wall Street begin the second quarter on a positive note.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Wednesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • Cramer has often been a fan of this stock, but what do the technicians say? And are they right?

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard popped while Dynegy and Accenture dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of JPMorgan and Toyota popped while Dell and Caterpillar dropped.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Wednesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

  • Between stocks rallying and recent dividend cuts by companies like GE and Alcoa, average dividend yields in the S&P 500 have fallen.  Here are some of the details.