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    5 Reasons Eco-Investments Are Smart Investments

    The ups and downs of renewable energy projects like solar, wind and electric cars have shell-shocked investors, but this is not the death knell for eco-investment, and the smart investor will take a long-term view of the market and benefit from what is certainly a momentous global trend. More to the point, renewable energy isn’t the end-all for eco investments—it’s an economy-wide phenomenon.

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    Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?

  • Dow Tops 13,000, Logs Best 3-Day Rally in 2012

    Stocks closed out a volatile week with sharp gains Friday, with the Dow crossing above 13,000 for the first time since May, amid optimism that the Federal Reserve and the ECB may provide further stimulus to prop up the global economy.

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    Trouble Brewing for Starbucks? Pro Weighs In

    While one analyst still sees growth ahead for the coffee retailer, he cut his price target on the stock in the wake of its disappointing earnings report.

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    Stocks to Watch: AMZN, FB, SBUX & More

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • Stocks Soar 1%, Dow Ends Up 200 on Draghi

    Stocks finished sharply higher Thursday following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to support the euro.

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    2 Stocks to Watch Because the Market Overreacted

    Whole Foods Market might be the most perfect stock in what is, by any measure, an imperfect market. On the other hand, Zynga might be the worst, after the stock suffered deep losses Wednesday afternoon in after-hours trading, according to contributor Rocco Pendola.

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    Jobless Claims Could Stir Up Fed Easing Talk

    "Europe will drive the bus, but if we get a nasty surprise in initial claims that could have a big effect," veteran trader Art Cashin said.

  • Top Pot Doughnuts

    In February of 2002, my brother Michael and I opened our first Top Pot Doughnuts on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The company has since grown to 12 company-operated cafés.

  • Apple

    Corporate earnings reports will compete for attention with whatever Europe throws at markets Tuesday.

  • Is McDonald’s a Buy After Earnings?

    The restaurant sector encountered headwinds that lead to worse-than-expected second-quarter earnings. Following Yum! Brands and Chipotle, McDonald’s was just the latest restaurant chain to miss estimates for the quarter. But should investors buy or sell?

  • Amid Market Pullback, These Stocks are Buys: Pros

    Think market headwinds are just too fierce to buy stocks? Not so, say the Fast Money pros. That is, if you know what to pick.

  • Euro Casts Long Shadow
    Europe Debt Woes Cast Shadow on Earnings, Market

    “With a pretty surprising downturn in Europe, June was definitely a leg down for a lot of companies," one pro said. And the GDP report could be a "whack across the forehead."

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    With the bar set so low, technology companies had an easier time beating earnings expectations this week.  But the focus now starts to shift toward the consumer.

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    HSBC Facing Big Fines

    CNBC's Brian Shactman and Eamon Javers report the New York Fed is expected to release its report on the LIBOR case tomorrow, and HSBC is preparing to pay big fines for not having necessary controls in place to prevent terror financing.

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    The "Mad Money" host gets poetic and gives investors a glimpse of how the global economy might be seen through Charles Dickens' eyes.

  • Profit Flat Loss Sign

    Earnings season kicks off on Monday amid a global economic slowdown. But if companies can deliver now, Ashwani Kaul, CEO of Kaul Advisory Group says it’s a “really good sign for the markets in the second half of the year.”

  • The Contrarian Calls on Best Buy and Starbucks

    Last Friday’s Options Action was neither bullish nor bearish; it was strictly contrarian. The traders found a way to get bullish on a name almost everyone thinks is in unremitting decline – Best Buy. And they got bearish on Starbuck, a company that the street just loves— with 23 ‘Buy’ ratings and only one ‘Underperform.’

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    Stocks to Watch: BBY, HMA, THC & More

    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

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    5 Minutes With a Visionary: Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard founded Practice Fusion, a free, web-based electronic health record company and one of the fastest-growing in the nation. He spoke with CNBC about how his business first took off and about two other big innovative players out there today.