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  • Despite the Greece bail out, analysts caution the fallout from the debt crisis could hit some of the names right here in U.S. portfolios.

  • The CBOE volatility index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, spiked more than 20 percent on Tuesday to top 25, it’s highest level in almost two months. What does the level imply for the markets and what should investors expect going forward? Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared their insights.

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

  • Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research workers clean Northern Gannet bird covered in oil from Deepwater Horizon oil rig incident.

    With oil from a huge spill in the Gulf of Mexico beginning to lap at the shores of coastal Louisiana Friday, crews are getting in place to assist wildlife. Scenes like this are familiar to Procter & Gamble, the maker of Dawn dish detergent, which is often used to clean birds' oil-soaked feathers.

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    Discovery Communications reported 42 percent higher quarterly profit of 39 cents per share, a nickel higher than analyst expectations. The company reported 8 percent higher revenue of $879 million, and raised its full-year outlook.

  • Just in time for Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting this weekend, Warren Buffett's brand of value investing may be ready to take over for the high-risk strategy that has been in favor over the last 12 months.

  • Stocks rallied Thursday, led by the financials, after fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 29.

  • Dividend increases are back on the rise, as companies have more cash on the their balance sheets and seek to reward shareholders for taking their capital risk. So far this year, over 88 S&P companies have increased dividend payments.

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    The theme among earnings reports by three consumer powerhouses is that the global recovery continues and the most impressive growth is in emerging markets.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday, with the Dow up nearly 100 points, as fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.

  • Duke Energy drew upside option activity yesterday after the company lost out on a bid to buy two Kentucky utilities from Germany's E.On.

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    The weekly jobless claims report should help swing the focus back to the U.S. economic recovery at least temporarily Thursday, after the Fed affirmed low rates are here to stay for the time being.

  • Dividend increases keep coming. ExxonMobil the latest, this time increasing their annual dividend to $1.76 from $1.68. According to Standard & Poor's, 98 companies in the S&P 500 (20 percent!) have increased, with 2 decreasing.

  • “We’ve been steadily moving our clients’ money into dividend payers this year,” says Patty Edwards of Storehouse. Find out 3 of her favorites!

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    Better corporate profits and economic news could keep the market humming, as long as the slow fuse on the Greek debt situation doesn't end with a bang.

  • Dividend stocks are slowly making a comeback, so which ones should investors watch for? Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington and CNBC contributor, and Jeffrey Kosnett, senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, shared their best plays.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.

  • The Dow erased its early gains Tuesday as IBM and Goldman Sachs fell despite solid earnings reports from both companies.

  • U.S. stock index futures gained ground after Goldman Sachs reported quarterly earnings that easily beat estimates even as the company comes under intensified fire for its trading practices.