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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.

  • Another deal that dominated chatter on Wall Street before the crisis is back on the front burner. What must you know about this IPO?

  • Best Buy up 6 percent pre-open, earnings of $1.82 above consensus of $1.79, revenues of $16.5 billion also above consensus of $16.08 billion, a 12 percent increase from the same period last year. Comp store sales were up 7 percent. 2011 guidance is $3.45-$3.60, above $3.37 estimates.

  • Defense contractor Raytheon's board on Wednesday raised its annual dividend by 21 percent to $1.50 and authorized a repurchase of up to $2 billion in stock.

  • The Dow rose on Tuesday, continuing a winning streak in the last nine out of 10 trading days. How should investors be positioned and where are the best sectors to invest? Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his insights.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • With all the changes taking place in Washington, investors shouldn't just focus on the micro—they have to focus on the macro as well, said Kevin Rendino, portfolio manager at BlackRock. He shared his best plays.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday,  Jan. 28.

  • Last September, David Kestenbaum, director of equity research and managing director of Morgan Joseph, made stock picks that appreciated more than 30 percent to date. On Wednesday, he shared his "six stellar stock picks" for 2010 with CNBC.

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

  • All twelve of the S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense stocks were trading up this morning on the news that President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.  Will the trend continue?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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

  • Raytheon is scheduled to report earnings this morning, and traders are positioning for a move lower.

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    Check out the latest addition to Cramer's homeland-security portfolio.

  • Who said most defense stocks don’t work under this president? Well, Cramer did, but this company has proved him wrong.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain after a wobbly session Thursday as banks rose and some better-than-expected earnings helped offset gloomy economic data.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.