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  • Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks clung to modest losses Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data failed to convince investors to move prices higher.  Alcoa and Bank of America fell, HP and Cisco rose.

  • You think you're clueless? Are stocks undervalued? Overbought? Who knows? The S&P 500 is up 7.2 percent this month, a great start, but volume is positively horrible. No one is quite sure what to make of this.

  • U.S. stock index futures remained lower after a positive report on jobless claims and a 0.4 rise in the Producer Price Index.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

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    The majority of the nation's largest retail chains are planning to hang up "Wanted" signs this holiday season as they either hold seasonal hiring steady compared with year-ago levels or increase the number of workers they are seeking, according to a recent study. But this finding isn't as encouraging as it may seem at first glance.

  • August same-store sales better than expected. Maybe those tax-free sales days made a difference: 17 states had at least one tax-free weekend in August, up from 13 last year, including big states like Florida, Illinois, and Massachusetts, and it looks like they made a difference.

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  • Chatter on Wall Street is all about how much farther stocks may fall. What seemed like just a correction at first is now starting to look like the start of a bear market.

  • Successful bond sales in Spain and Hungary have helped stabilize Europe (though Spain paid a substantially higher yield of 4.864 percent for the 10-year paper, well above the 4.045 percent previously), but S&P futures lost about 4 points when the weekly jobless claims report came in a bit higher than anticipated.

  • Stock index futures rose Thursday after a successful bond auction in Spain helped quell fears about European debt contagion.

  • Traders began leaving the building, mentally and physically, just after noon ET Friday, but next week is one of the biggest weeks in a long time, on all fronts.

  • From IPOs and earnings reports to economic data and options expiration, here’s your must-have guide for the next five trading sessions.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of AutoNation and Jacobs Engineering popped while Nordstrom and Pier One dropped.

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  • But is it too late to get in?

  • Stocks extended their losing streak for a third day Thursday after an unexpected jump in jobless claims rattled an already skittish market.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday , April 8.