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  • Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off a drop in jobless claims, focusing instead on some weak corporate outlooks. Nokia and eBay tumbled.

  • U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Thursday as investors looked to the next batch of corporate earnings to give direction to the trading day.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Status: Settled 2005Amount: $2.5 billionInvestors in AOL Time Warner stock sued the company for fraud under federal securities law.  The company was alleged to have improperly accounted for dozens of advertising transactions between 1998 and 2002. The alleged transactions created the appearance that they were generating revenue when, in reality, were just shifting money back and forth. The alleged false earnings statements inflated the company’s value by $1.7 billion.

    Here, we present the top 10 class-action lawsuits in the United States either won, settled or pending, and in terms of damages sought as compiled by LawInfo.com.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Palm and Cree popped while Philip Morris dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The S&P fell on Wednesday after a downgrade of Portugal's credit rating brought the rally here in the US to a screeching halt.

  • Company share buybacks are roaring, at a rate unseen in years. Is that a market buy signal? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., and Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of Indexfuturesgroup.com, offered their insights.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 11

  • Markets rose on Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March. What should investors expect going forward? Dan Genter of RNC Capital Management and David Hefty of Cornerstone Wealth Management shared their outlooks, sector and stock picks.

  • Tobacco stocks have been lighting up the markets in the past year and international competitors are seeing gains. Is there still room to invest while they’re hot? Nik Modi, executive director and senior analyst at UBS, shared his ideas for the sector.

  • These companies offer great cash payouts and the potential for upside.

  • Dividend investing is considered a sound course in times of market turmoil. So what are the best dividend plays for investors in 2010? Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, shared his stock picks.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Terrence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • If you’re looking for stocks to buy and hold, here’s a strategy as well as a few names you should know about.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report.

  • Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.