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  • With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported.  Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.

  • Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, has seen a lot in his nearly 50 years in the markets. Recently, he sat down with CNBC's Bob Pisani to offer his take on the last year's events and, fortunately, provide a little perspective.

  • McDonald's is scheduled to report before the bell tomorrow.  While it has beaten EPS expectations 6 of the past 7 quarters, it has missed revenue expectations in the past three quarters according to First Call data.  Before then, it beat revenue targets for 4 straight quarters. 

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC in an interview that the economy will grow at a significant ate in the second half of this year and positive growth in 2010 at a level that will begin to gradually bring down the unemployment rate. Is he right? Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. Economist at JPMorgan discussed his insights.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on dividend-paying plays, defensive names, natural gas and more.

  • The Dow crossed above 10,000 today for the first time in over a year.  The first time the Dow crossed the 5-digit market was back in March 1999.  See how the who's who in market cap leaders has changed since then.

  • Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.

  • Especially in volatile times, dividends can be a way for investors to more effectively safeguard returns.  Many publicly held corporations pay out a portion of their  earnings to shareholders, giving investors a payback whether the stock price goes up or down.  Cramer's Rule Number Four in his "" calls these "buffers."Calculated as a percentage of share price, dividends have the potential to be cut or changed and yields vary as share prices fluctuate. For the purposes of this report, dividend yi

    Especially in volatile times, dividends can be a way for investors to more effectively safeguard returns. So, what are the biggest dividend yields on the S&P 500? Click ahead to find out!

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    In its latest push to boost its online business, Wal-Mart Stores has started selling health and beauty products online for home delivery. Will the effort by the world's largest retailer help convince shoppers to stock their medicine cabinent online?

  • Dow component Johnson & Johnson—the first major health care company to report earnings this quarter—posted weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue on Tuesday. Mike Weinstein, managing director and senior medical technology analyst at JPMorgan, offered his analysis of JNJ.

  • The markets are higher today, with the Dow reaching within 68 points of 10,000 in this morning's trading.  The Dow, which closed on Friday at a new high for 2009 at 9864.94 is currently trading near October 2008 levels, as it also managed to reach a new intraday peak for 2009 today at 9931.82.

  • Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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    A “ton of upside” is in store for this stock, Cramer says. Find out why.

  • Concerns persist over the potential for a market pullback. Thomas McManus, CIO of Wells Fargo Advisors, shared his investing insights.

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    Find out why fund managers are pouring into this asset class.

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    The Mad Money host breaks down the market cycle, recommends the four best stocks, highlights the trends to watch and more.

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    Investors who capitalized on the market's amazing six-month run are now going to want to find a way to protect their profits.

  • The third quarter has past and for investors seeking dividends, they can be glad.  Standard & Poor's said yesterday that third-quarter dividend increases this year were the worst on record. Dividend payments during the third quarter fell 44.8% from a year ago, with only 191 of about 7,000 public companies -tracked by S&P- increasing their payouts.

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    The People’s Republic, that is. Funny, a bunch of Marxists are doing Adam Smith better than we can.

  • Today marks the final day of the third quarter and stocks retreated after weak reports on manufacturing and jobs. John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management and Bill Spiropoulos, CEO at CoreStates Capital Advisors told investors how to best prepare for the upcoming fourth quarter.