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  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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

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

  • Markets slid slightly at the open on Thursday, after weekly jobless claims fell less than analysts had anticipated. How should investors be positioned? David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, and James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, shared their market insights.

  • Stocks are losing steam this afternoon, with the Dow posting a triple-digit decline for its worst showing so far in the New Year. Dragging down the markets today are the financials, which is the lagging sector on the S&P 500. Weighing on that sector today: still little evidence of improvement in bank credit losses following JPMorgan’s report this morning.

  • Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday after soaring this week to new highs for the year.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on the banks, insurers, metals and more.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but turned negative as General Electric dragged on the Dow.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but the gains began to fade as weakness nagged at the market. United Technologies, Bank of America and General Electric led the Dow.

  • Stock index futures showed relatively little reaction to the mixed economic reports out before the bell.

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    Financials weighed down the Dow and S&P on Wednesday as investors sifted through sweeping new regulations designed to eliminate excessive risk-taking on Wall Street.

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    Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Wednesday cut ratings on 18 banks amid concern about further weakening in the financial sector.

  • Synovus Financial is plunging along with heavy options volume, a day after the regional bank holding company reported dismal quarterly earnings.

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    The Street has been making this distinction for months, and it is now accelerating. For example, look at some of the smaller regional banks that have less exposure to construction/real estate than others, and how they have performed in the last year:

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of IBM and Exxon Mobil popped while Boeing and Las Vegas Sands dropped.

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

  • Executives across various industries shared their economic outlooks on "Squawk Box" this morning.

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    We started to hear rumblings last week about how residential construction loans are weighing heavily on local banks because, big surprise, some of the builders are having trouble keeping up with the payments.

  • Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.

  • Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.