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  • As the world grapples with headlines about bailouts, bankruptcies and pirates, a lone dove has emerged on YouTube to save the global economy.

  • Some big names are in today's round of Pops & Drops, including GE, Dell, Toyota, Ambercrombie & Fitch, Saks and others. Find out which ones popped -- and which dropped.

  • Stocks rose sharply Thursday after an upbeat forecast from Wells Fargo, capping their fifth straight up week.

  • Stocks rose sharply Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.

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    Wal-Mart  stores says U.S. same-store sales rose 1.4 percent in March as consumers continued to hunt for bargains and bought necessities, such as groceries. But the results are below Wall Street expectations.

  • Careful here: the market is showing signs of ignoring bad news (CEOs are consistently talking down expectations) and jumping all over any glimmer of good news.

  • US stock index futures rose ahead of the open Thursday as Wells Fargo surprised investors by pre-announcing its forecast-beating earnings results.

  • Stocks should trade quietly Thursday ahead of the three-day holiday weekend. Wednesday's activity was subdued, even after a minor sell off after the Fed downgraded its economic outlook yet again, in the release of its last meeting minutes mid-afternoon.

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    Revenue may be down and the pressure to slash costs intense, but some U.S. companies say job cuts are not an option.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Costco and Dow Chemical popped while Newmont Mining and Advance Auto Parts dropped.

  • Costco Wholesale announced plans to close two Costco Home stores Thursday as part of the discount retailer's cost-saving program to combat falling consumer spending.

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    The rise in prominence of the University of Memphis men's basketball team has meant more money in the bank for the school.

  • Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Founded in 1976 as Price Club, this company then catered only to small businesses. It has since turned into an international chain, giving its loyal members warehouse prices. And today this discount retailer gave investors top-shelf returns, as shares soared on an upgrade at Jefferies. Who is it?

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

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    The government is moving towards a budget that will raise the national deficit to almost $2 trillion dollars.  $2,000,000,000,000.  That's a lot of zeroes!  Even the Chinese have expressed concern over U.S. deficits. And when the Chinese, the biggest buyer of U.S. debt, begin voice concerns, you know deficits are real and something to be worried about.

  • Even better: Events that could push the Dow up another 1,000 points.

  • When food industry giants like Kellogg want to ensure that American consumers are being protected from contaminated products, they rely on private inspectors like Eugene A. Hatfield. So last spring Mr. Hatfield headed to the Peanut Corporation of America plant in southwest Georgia to make sure its chopped nuts, paste and peanut butter were safe to use in things as diverse as granola bars and ice cream.

  • Stocks rebounded off of 12-year lows Wednesday after the Obama administration launched its mortgage-rescue plan to help millions of struggling homeowners stay in their homes. The market shrugged off a bleak beige-book report and barreled higher in afternoon trading.

  • Cramer makes his case for crude and offers his top picks. Plus, calls on Caterpillar, Costco, AECOM and more.