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  • Winning ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge is a huge accomplishment. It means winning a fantasy contest that involves more entries than any other contest. But if you win and your bracket comes out on the top of what will be more than six million entries from more than three million people, don't expect to retire or even buy a half of a car.

  • Japan is Hawaii's second largest market for tourists behind the US mainland. Last year, 1.2 million Japanese came to the islands and spent $1.9 billion, according to the state tourism officials.  Now, all of this is threatened.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Of the major US indices, only the Dow is clinging to gain on the year, and only three S&P 500 sectors remain in positive territory: energy, industrials and consumer discretionary.

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    Already the competition is heating up, and its only Day 2 of Fast Money Madness, our annual tournament to determine the best stock of the year.

  • Mars Needs Moms Movie

    “Mars Needs Moms” is shaping up as a miss so disastrous that it will send signals to broad swaths of Hollywood, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks closed lower, although considerably off the lows of the day, as investors assessed how the massive quake in Japan was likely to affect stocks and the global economy. GE and Verizon fell, while Caterpillar rose.

  • Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading Monday as investors remained shaken in the aftermath of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami. GE and Verizon fell, while Caterpillar rose.

  • Stocks slumped as investors assessed how the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan would affect U.S. companies and the global economy. GE sank, while Pfizer gained.

  • Japan’s economy will overcome the aftermath of the earthquake and will rebound longer-term, said Steven Bernsetein, CEO of Oppenheimer Investments Asia.

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    The markets have come a long way during the 2-year old bull market. At 2 years “young,” the current bull market still isn’t even half the length of average bull market cycles since 1940. 

  • Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Digging into company’s dirty laundry was a job once left primarily to news media and a handful of muckrakers. But now, sites like Twitter, the stock-information network StockTwits, and other online bulletin boards are becoming virtual newsrooms where valuable information about earnings and corporate events are increasingly likely to break first.

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    Last year Chinese consumers bought $9 billion of luxury items, the 2nd highest in the world.  Overall, retail sales there soared 18 percent and firms like Apple and YUM generated billions in revenue.  Nike earned around $800 million in profits there in 2010 on nearly $2 billion in revenue.

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    The Barbie concept store in Shanghai Mattel’s decision to shut its flagship store in Shanghai follows failures by other U.S. retailers in China including Home Depot and Best Buy. The FT reports.

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    It's a big week for big media companies — Wall Street analysts are heading down to Florida for two high-profile conferences — Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse's.

  • America is the land of free enterprise, and home of the world’s largest economy, at least for now. China recently surpassed Japan for the number two spot in the global rankings and many economists are calling for China to overtake the US sooner rather than later. Not so, say Fast Money Traders, who see opportunities for growth and global industry leaders right here on American soil.All last week, the Fast Money team identified US companies that will help America grow and keep the number one spot

    Many economists are calling for China to overtake the US sooner rather than later. Not so, say Fast Money Traders, who see opportunities for growth and global industry leaders right here on American soil.

  • Comcast is making a big push to expand the Spanish language programming on its video-on-demand platform.

  • Stocks extended losses amid volatility in oil prices, and as technology stocks slumped.  Disney and Alcoa fell, while Exxon rose.

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.