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    Visa, MasterCard and major banks have agreed to pay at least $6 billion to millions of merchants to end a dispute over card fees.

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    Overall, retailers' June sales are concerning. Back-to-school is the second biggest "season" for retail after the Christmas holidays, and it's just around the corner. Many analysts think retailers will have to offer aggressive promotions to win consumer dollars. A number of retail analysts even took the step of downgrading retail stocks based on their concerns about a pullback in consumer spending.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:

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    Take a look at some of Thursday’s morning movers:

  • Unemployment line

    Still bruised by the March jobs reports, markets will be watching jobless claims to see if the trend towards job growth remains intact — or if it'll be a repeat of last year.

  • Stockpickr examines four companies that are expected to lose money in 2012. Though they may not be in deep distress in the next quarter or two, the long-term outlook will weaken further as cash balances drop.

  • When GNC hit the market in April, it had its fair share of critics. But GNC has emerged as the top IPO in a year where six percent less money was raised than 2010, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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    The negativity that’s driving the euro lower could keep pressure on stocks and commodities prices Thursday.

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    When two sisters' small shoe business was challenged by bigger players in the industry, they weren't caught flat-footed. Instead, sisters Jenifer and Sarah Caplan used the opportunity to re-make their line and remain competitive.

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    Superstitious investors who have come to believe that traditional fundamental analysis methods are haywire in the seesawing marketplace may want to consider promising stocks with beaten-down prices of under $11.

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    Federal prosecutors officially adopted new guidelines about charging corporations with crimes — a softer approach that, longtime white-collar lawyers and former federal prosecutors say, helps explain the dearth of criminal cases despite a raft of inquiries into the financial crisis the New York Times reports.

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    In a low interest rate environment, some of the lowest rated bonds are offering "good risk reward," Jeff Peskind, founder and CIO of Phoenix Investment Adviser, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Some time this morning, the New York Federal Reserve will buy $4 billion to $5 billion in Treasuries, completing its $600 billion purchase program.

  • Stocks finished off session lows Thursday following a report that Greece has forged a deal with the EU and IMF on an austerity plan, but investors were cautious following a weak jobs news in addition to the Fed's tepid economic remarks.

  • Futures extended their decline Thursday, after jobless claims posted a surprise gain and following the Federal Reserve's tepid economic outlook.

  • Car on road

    In Thursday's trading, the market will focus on weekly jobless claims and fully digest the Fed news. But buckle up: With earnings season around the corner, some pros say it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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    Stocks closed well off the lows of the day after plunging in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Japan renewed investor fears about supply disruptions and the ongoing nuclear crisis, and as oil jumped above $110 a barrel. Caterpillar fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • Stocks continued to trade lower ahead of the close, failing to rebound entirely after another powerful earthquake in Japan renewed investor fears about supply disruptions and the ongoing nuclear crisis, and as oil jumped above $110 a barrel.  GE and Cisco fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • Stocks trimmed losses but remained down after news of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake east of Sendai Honshu, in northern Japan.

  • Stock index futures pared gains and traded flat despite news of a slightly better-than-expected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected chain store sales, but also after largely expected news that the European Central Bank raised interest rates.