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  • Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas are in "longshot talks" to settle their dispute over Dow's stalled takeover of Rohm, CNBC learned, citing sources familiar with the situation.

  • Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas, which will face off in a Delaware court next Monday to determine Dow's $78 cash deal to acquire Rohm & Haas, are engaged in talks to find a resolution to their dispute, CNBC has learned.

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  • Dow Chemical faces daunting legal and business challenges but is nonetheless raising bullish speculation among options traders.

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  • Talk about a busy day: we have Mr. Bernanke testifying, Treasury Secretary Geithner speaking, the Senate voting on the stimulus bill, and a huge Treasury auction at 1 PM.

  • Dow Chemical is seeing strong call activity despite a posting a weak earnings report yesterday. Early Thursday, traders bought some 10,700 calls at the February 12.40 strike, which quickly rose in price from $0.20 to $0.35. Many of those calls (DOWBV) were bought in blocks as large as 2,448 contracts each

  • As market participants anticipate possible stagnant growth in the coming quarters, investors might be more apt to get back to "old fashioned" investing with higher-yielding stocks.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as an earnings beat from Merck and better-than-expected housing report gave the market a boost.

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    Dividend-paying stocks, seen as a safer bet as the market worsens, are a trickier play as companies cut or eliminate dividends to shore up balance sheets.

  • Once again, a midday drop in the dollar has led to a (modest) rally in stocks. This happened yesterday. Traders are not stupid (they're just poor).

  • Stocks had a topsy-turvy morning as investors digested a revival in pending-home sales and an earnings beat from Merck against some gloomy news out of the tech sector.

  • Overseas markets are mixed this morning. Australia cut its interest rates to a record low 3.25 percent and unveiled a stimulus plan, while the Bank of Japan said it would buy up to $11 billion of shares held by banks.

  • US stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Tuesday, following a mixed close for stocks Monday, as investors feared the government stimulus plan may not provide the catalyst they hoped for.

  • Traders are watching tech as a bright spot in an otherwise tentative market, which is focused on a banking industry bailout, the economy and earnings news.

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  • It's amazing how much damage one man can do in such a short period of time.