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It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Stocks closed near session highs Thursday, with the Dow logging its first 10th-straight winning streak since 1996 and the S&P 500 within a hair's breadth of its all-time closing high, lifted by a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
U.S. stock index futures added to gains Thursday, as investors cheered a better-than-expected weekly jobless claims report.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
U.S. retail sales data could be a test for markets Wednesday as it could show how much consumers were hit by a payroll tax hike and a delay in tax returns in early 2013.
The retail sales report to be released Wednesday morning will help show how much higher payroll taxes and rising gas prices are hurting American pocketbooks.
As the markets continue their march higher, investors will look to the tail end of fourth quarter earnings season for signs that corporate revenues and profits are improving. Next week, several retailers are expected to issue reports.
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These companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
The Dow and S&P finished higher Wednesday, boosted by a batch of upbeat economic reports and optimistic comments from China's new leader, while Apple's sharp drop pushed the Nasdaq into negative territory.
Futures were off their best levels Wednesday, but optimistic comments from China's new leader helped limit losses.