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    Revenue from solar, wind power, ethanol and biodiesel fuel grew 50 percent to about $116 billion last year, according to Clean Edge, a research and publishing firm. The spike in green revenue, and the backing of the federal government to explore these energy sources has excited investors.

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    Stocks climbed on Wednesday pushing through key technical levels with investors shrugging off a bearish GDP number.

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    In the week's last Web Extra, the traders give their take on Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, Wal-Mart, Target and Varian Medical Systems. Buy or sell?

  • Shares of Varian Medical Systems are moving higher along with strong options activity amid takeover rumors. Who's the suitor?

  • Options activity is extremely bearish in General Electric, a day after CEO Jeffrey Immelt sent a somber letter to shareholders acknowledging that the company's reputation had been "tarnished."

  • The airline sector is enduring some serious turbulence due to the sharply weakening global economy, but some carriers, such as United Airlines and easyJet are set for a softer landing and could even take off, Daryl Guppy, CEO of GuppyTraders.com, told CNBC.com.

  • From the dramatic rise and equally dramatic fall of fuel prices, to the volatile moves in Asia-Pacific forex markets, and now, slumping passenger loads, fate has dealt a cruel blow to the airline industry.

  • Construction Highway

    China, the United States and many other countries have unveiled a slew of stimulus packages aimed at reviving their economies. These proposals should see a huge bump up in infrastructure spending. If that's the case, why are many of these companies doing so poorly in the stock markets? What's going on?

  • Autodesk is down more than 11 percent Thursday on news of job cuts and lower revenues than expected, and options traders are betting that it will fall even further, with only one day left before January contracts expire.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Is it possible that the Fed is trying to make cash so unattractive that you go out and take some risk?

  • S&P futures have been positive only briefly late in the morning, however there has again been a 40-point swing from the high to the lows. Bottom line is that pre-open volatility continues.

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  • If any ties to the former Nazi Germany are unacceptable, I assume the following organizations are also off the table: Deutsche Bank, IBM, Volkswagon, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Siemens and BASF.

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    Germany’s economy is the third largest in the world in terms of GDP, after the United States and Japan, with a $3.3 trillion GDP in 2007.  Here are stats and stocks from Germany.

  • ** FILE ** The first Airbus A380 for Singapore Airlines takes off from the Airbus plant in Hamburg in this July 19, 2007 file photo. Woes at Airbus, including the cost of redesigning the mid-range A350 jet and the delayed A380 superjumbo, caused second-quarter earnings at European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. NV to slump 85 percent, the company said Thursday, July 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Patrick Lux, file)

    Singapore Airlines was voted the best in the world for the second consecutive year by an annual survey of passengers which was dominated by Asian and Gulf Arab carriers, including Australia's Qantas.

  • Things may be looking pretty grim for the European economy, but is there still money to be made from understanding how consumer trends are shifting? Here are some opinions on which areas might be more profitable than others in the current environment.

  • German engineering group Siemens posted a stronger-than-expected rise in new orders and revenue thanks to large projects in its industry and energy businesses, sending its shares up 6 percent.

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    German industrial conglomerate Siemens  plans to cut around 4 percent of its workforce as part of an overhaul and as a result of the global economic downturn, Siemens said on Tuesday.

  • Coal Plant

    Coal’s future role as a key source of US electricity depends on dramatically reducing its carbon emissions.  So-called clean coal is an expensive and technologically challenging endeavor, but given America's vast reserves it may very well be worth it.