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  • Lennar, the No. 2 U.S. home builder, reported a quarterly loss on Thursday as both deliveries of new homes and new orders tumbled.

  • Oracle's disappointing earnings report could hang over the tech sector Thursday morning. Traders will also be watching the fourth quarter final GDP number, reported at 8:30 a.m. and weekly jobless claims, also at 8:30.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Market technicians typically evaluate patterns in the stock market. What are the pro’s seeing in the charts?

  • For the short week ending Thursday, March 20, 2008 the US Markets ended up. Market moving events include the JP Morgan Chase takeover of Bear Stearns and a Fed rate cut of 75 basis points. The Dow gained 420 points on Tuesday, only to give back 293 points the next day. A rally today kept the Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ up 3.43%, 3.21%, and 2.06% for the week, their best performance in 7 weeks. Next week, the markets will watch for the economic data including Durable Goods, GDP, and Personal Income numbers. Earnings from Lennar (LEN) will give another read on the housing sector.

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    I’m working on a story for TV today about which builders are in the deepest doo-doo after the Commerce Dept. reports single family permits down 6.2 percent in January. Permits are down 30 percent since the August credit freeze and down 57 percent from their peak in September of 2005.

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    Patti Domm wrote in her latest Market Insider post, "Water is the commodity that nobody can live without."  While there has been much focus on soaring Energy, Metals and Agricultural commodities, could water be the next big thing?  While results YTD are mixed, here is a set of water related securities that you may want to consider when looking at the short and longer term demands for H20.

  • Water. It's the commodity that nobody can live without. More than half the world is depleting its groundwater faster than it's being replaced. That's why it's a favorite investment idea of Ewen Cameron Watt, chairman of BlackRock's Central Strategy Group.

  • The housing gloom deepened this week as prices plunged the most in 20 years. Is there a real estate trade?

  • Wall Street shook off some more daunting economic news and barreled ahead on the strength of a share buyback from IBM and more strength from home builders benefiting from an increasing belief that the housing market has hit bottom.

  • Wall Street shook off some more daunting economic news and barreled ahead on the strength of a share buyback from IBM and more strength from home builders benefiting from an increasing belief that the housing market has hit bottom.

  • A sluggish stock market suffered only limited losses despite results from critical economic reports that showed surging producer prices and declining consumer confidence.

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    I don’t often get to chat with the CEOs of the big public builders anymore. Most of them can’t stand me because they think I’m to blame for the downfall of the housing market (What? Is my middle name Mozilo or something???).

  • To date 291 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

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    Stocks closed sharply higher as investors snapped up financial and homebuilder stocks on hopes that the Federal Reserve would keep cutting interest rates to prevent a recession.

  • Homebuilders face a "side effect" challenge: a massive land glut. But one savvy entrepreneur is creating a new business from the builders' problems.

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    For the first time in 4 decades median home prices fell for the entire year. Can you trade the trouble?

  • Stocks closed higher for the second straight day on positive signs for the economy and strong earnings report.

  • Whether it was the result of bulls stampeding or bears running, Wednesday's 631-point pendulum swing in the Dow certainly lays the groundwork for more high velocity action Thursday when the markets have more earnings and economic news to consider.

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    Are stocks with lots of cash and low debt your best bet as economic trouble looms?