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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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    Earnings strength and an improving economy could propel stocks 10 to 15 percent in another burst higher, yet that gain is unlikely to be sustained through the balance of the year, according to Citigroup chief equities strategist Tobias Levkovich.

  • Lowe's reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Monday and said sales would improve in 2010 as demand for remodeling projects picks up. Rival Home Depot is expected to announce earnings on Tuesday before the bell. Should investors buy Home Depot’s stock ahead of the report?

  • Are the markets having a case of the Mondays? Not only do the markets have a tendency to consistently perform worse on Mondays, but in fact for the Dow and S&P, Monday is the only weekday that has a negative average rate of return.

  • New research suggests the state of the economy might not be as critical to a company's fortunes, as you might think!

  • In today's trading session, a total of 39 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.

  • Stocks edged higher on Wednesday despite a stronger dollar dragging down natural resource names. Will commodities ever break free and rally on demand?

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.

  • The Dow surged more than 100 points on Thursday cheered by word that European leaders had sealed a deal to provide financial aid to Greece.

  • Though a bailout for Greece triggered a relief rally Thursday, details were few and far between. How should you trade as the market waits and worries.

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    Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.

  • Although stocks appear to be stalled broadly, Brian Kelly has spotted signs that one area of the market may soon breakout!

  • Is the rally just recharging or are we about to lose our shirts again?

  • The Dow dropped more than 100 points, or 1 percent, as financials and commodities sold off amid jitters about the global recovery. Home Depot and HP were the only Dow components that ended higher.

  • Considering materials, energy, tech and financials are all down over 10% since January, is the selling over?

  • Stocks opened lower Monday as worries about Europe's debt woes overshadowed a couple of earnings beats. DuPont and Alcoa were the biggest Dow decliners at the open. CIT shares jumped as former Merrill chief John Thain took the helm.

  • Friday's late day reversal seems to have calmed overseas markets; European indices are plus or minus one percent for the most part, though Greek bonds are again weak. There are 3 percent to 4 percent declines in European banks. These banks have recently been dragged down by concerns of exposure to worrisome bonds issued by Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

  • Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector. Pfizer, Merck and Home Depot were the biggest decliners on the Dow.

  • With the economy on the mend, the next few earnings seasons are set to give investors a good perspective on the trajectory of the overall economy, and individual company reports can do the same for specific segments of the market.  As earnings season comes to its midway point, Cramer has put together a list of 20 February 2010 earnings reports to watch; suggesting that if you pay close attention to these companies, you'll get a good handle on both the sector they represent and the overall health

    As earnings season comes to its midway point, Cramer put together a list of 20 February 2010 earnings reports. So, what are the most important earnings reports to watch?