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  • Down big in the first half of the year, up big in the second – that is Cramer’s latest investing thesis.The Mad Money host found a number of stocks, culled from the S&P 500’s worst-performing sectors, that he thinks offers a tremendous amount of snapback potential. One of them, in fact, has lost almost half its value so far in 2010, but Cramer said it could end up being one of the best stocks to own over the next six months. The others, whose loses may not be as severe, still stand up as very at

    Down big in the first half of the year, up big in the second – that is Cramer’s latest investing thesis. Read on for the Top 6 Comeback Stocks of 2010.

  • Stocks rallied to a one-month high Friday, led by industrials, as the latest batch of earnings reports gave another shot of confidence to recovery hopes. Verizon, AmEx and GE all gained more than 3 percent.

  • Stocks rose sharply Friday, led by industrials, after investors digested through the results of the EU bank stress tests and embraced a handful of encouraging U.S. earnings reports from earlier this morning. GE jumped after the firm raised its quarterly dividend.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, July 23.

  • Verizon

    The Dow component's shares traded slightly higher in pre-market trading Friday after the company reported higher earnings after adjusting for restructuring costs.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Friday as investors waited for results from the European Union's bank stress tests and the next batch of corporate earnings.

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    The wireless chipset maker's earnings rose and outstripped what Wall Street expected from the company, pushing the company's shares higher in extended trading Wednesday.

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    It may seem like a slow period in investment banking these days, but that's not really the case according to Michael Price, senior managing director for Evercore Partners.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

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    Stocks slid this week, with the Dow losing 1 percent. Treasurys rallied, demonstrating the attractiveness of income investments. Here are the 10 highest-yielding S&P 500 Index components, which offer big dividends and a margin of safety because of their size. They are ordered by dividend yield, from great to greatest.

  • Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    It's clear that the company stands behind the product, as is, and Jobs alludes to the sales numbers thus far: their more immediate problem—meeting the demand.

  • CEO John Pinkerton fills us in on the latest from his company.

  • CNBC’s Dennis Kneale has some good news and some bad news about Verizon.

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    Cable companies and content providers have repeatedly battled over fees, with channels getting temporarily yanked from the air during negotiations. Today 31 video distributors are partnering to form the "American Television Alliance," to address the rules governing broadcast signals and the threat of blackouts. The group says it aims to "protect consumers in today's changing TV environment" — to keep their favorite shows from being collateral damage of negotiations, as when Disney pulled ABC off Cablevision's air right before the Oscars.

  • Verizon

    Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?

  • The new Sprint HTC Evo 4G smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry.

    The funny business of cell phones signals. Consumer Reports says you may need a little duct tape on your iPhone 4 to guard against dropped calls. Sound like a step backward? What about a cellphone signal that may fail in the middle of a large building?

  • Young men play online games at an internet cafe in Beijing.

    Wall Street needs a new crop of hearty growth stocks, something big and juicy like a new Google or maybe a crisp young Apple. Here are five private tech companies that investors would love to sink their teeth into.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • But the company could still make a big comeback.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.