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  • Predictably, HMOs are trading up slightly on the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, but for the rest of the market its pretty much back to "sell on the earnings news."

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    After the bell, Chipotle Mexican Grill annihilated street expectations with third quarter earnings of $1.08 a share, up 83 percent from a year ago, compared to the expected $.88 from analysts.

  • Great earnings from three big banks, but futures haven't moved. What's up? Traders note that good earnings are being sold because stocks have rallied so much going into earnings season (the S&P 500 is up almost 4 percent this month alone).

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    Despite the rising concerns about childhood obesity, restaurant menus for children have not changed in recent years. Mintel Menu Insights has been tracking kids menus from 2005 until present, and are seeing the same foods repeated year after year.

  • Brinker, parent of restaurant chain Chili's (down 17 percent on 5x normal volume), is a real shot across the bow for bulls who are hoping for an improvement in sales trends in the second half.

  • The hope is that we will see some back to school lift, but Labor Day is the latest possible date this year. There are a lot of tax-free holidays in August, particularly in the South, that may help.

  • Plus, a trade on the ailing CIT Group.

  • McDonald’s wants to entice you into its restaurants more frequently. And that means doing something they haven’t done in quite a while.

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    With one day left in the quarter, the Dow and S&P ended in positive territory as fund managers snapped up winners in an attempt to embellish their portfolios.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • The market’s rally today was driven by the strong May consumer confidence numbers released at 10am ET this morning. With confidence building, the hope is that the consumer will start spending again.

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    Legendary chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse visited Mad Money to let us know how his sector is holding up.

  • All stocks benefit now that toxic assets no longer threaten the financial sector’s balance sheets. Here’s why.

  • Avoid these slip-ups and you, too, can generate returns during a recession.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Biogen and Brinker International popped while Exxon Mobil and MGM Mirage dropped.

  • Earnings season begins today with Alcoa. The majority playbook, which we have telegraphed for a month, is to ride the wave off the March 6th lows going into earnings season, then lighten up as stocks move sideways to down on the back of VERY CONSERVATIVE guidance.

  • Unlike banks, restaurant companies can't run to Washington for help. So only the sector's strongest will survive this downturn. But then again, isn't that how capitalism is supposed to work?

  • Find out why this is Cramer's favorite restaurant stock.

  • Here are two Mad Money top picks and five reasons why now is the right time to buy.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Southwest Airlines and Potash popped while eBay and Sony dropped.