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  • Stocks opened higher on Wednesday as oil prices jumped above $71 and Home Depot raised its outlook. Banks opened mixed as the market digested news that some of the largest institutions would be repaying government bailout money. Some investors worried that the 10 banks returning TARP money could be doing so too soon and might need further injections later. Read and listen to what experts had to say…

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday as oil prices jumped above $71 and Home Depot raised its outlook.

  • China stimulus trumps U.S. stimulus. Although the dollar is comparatively flat, we continue to have a global commodity rally--oil, copper, aluminum and other commodities are at or near their highs for the year.

  • This morning's Wall Street theme might be "running in place". But Tuesday could see more action, with plenty of potential market moving events on the docket. Right now, U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher opening, and overseas markets have generally been higher as well.

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    Home Depot raised its 2009 profit forecast and stood by its sales expectations Wednesday ahead of a meeting with analysts and investors, sending its shares up nearly 4 percent.

  • Plus, get calls on President Obama's stimulus spending, fast food, the Paris Air Show and more.

  • Today, Cisco and Travelers replaced Citigroup and GM on the Dow.  Here is a look back at the previous 10 changes to the Dow and what happened to the benchmark in the days leading up to and following the change.

  • With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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

  • Is the market rally here to stay? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and David Spika, WHG Funds vice president and investment strategist, debated whether now is the time to jump into stocks.

  • Shoppers in a toy aisle at a Target store.

    This month's batch of retail sales reports showed signs of deterioration. Are consumers getting ready to shed their frugal ways?

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    Wal-Mart Stores, which accounts for some 15 percent of the retail industry sales, has stopped reporting its same-store sales on a monthly basis. The result is an empty feeling that we're somehow missing part of the retail picture.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Isn’t it fascinating that stocks rallied over 200 points on Monday, despite Obama’s command-and-control government takeover of General Motors? I think it’s because GM’s old-economy operation is yesterday’s story.

  • On Tuesday the traders were closely watching bank stocks drag down gains in the broader market. If banks go south will stocks follow?

  • The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Palm and Fortress popped while Home Depot and Moody's dropped.

  • With the bulls and bear battling ferociously to control this market, how should you trade?

  • 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.