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  • The positive news on retail sales and comments from Warren Buffett that "we are on the mend" is helping lift Asia and Europe.

  • Wall Street looked set for a higher open Wednesday, after major indexes hit new highs for the year Tuesday, encouraged by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks that the US recession was probably over.

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    One of these days it’s plausible to believe that the ailing wireless giant Sprint will be put out of its misery with the receipt of a viable takeover offer. But don’t count on that being anytime soon.

  • One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch.  Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.

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    It could be time for celebration for Apple shareholders who have always wondered why the way the company accounts for iPhone sorely under-reports the true impact this device has on the company's balance sheet.

  • Against the backdrop of a fast-changing, competitive media business, today Comcast and other cable television operators won a small victory, setting the stage for consolidation.

  • Stocks closed with modest gains, helped by a rally among bank stocks as well as oil prices.

  • TiVo defines the digital video recorder business-- the company name has become a verb, which says a lot.

  • Stock index futures are indicating a similar lack of conviction Thursday, drifting downwards on flat European stocks and losses in Asian markets.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Cramer is trying to focus your investment strategy by showing you where investing ideas really come from.

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    A lawsuit filed on Wednesday against some of the most shadowy Internet criminals — gangs based in Eastern Europe that electronically break into business computers, steal banking passwords and transfer themselves money - is being used to pry information from a group that is nearly as reclusive as the hackers: banks whose computers have been compromised.

  • Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

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    RIM has a commanding 56% share of the $12 billion U.S. smartphone market. And its sales are still accelerating. Thanks to those booming sales, Research in Motion ranks No. 1 on Fortune's 2009 list of Fastest-Growing Companies.

  • There’s no offense like a good defense. Find out how to keep your cash, even in the worst of times.

  • There’s no offense like a good defense. Find out how to keep your cash, even in the worst of times.

  • Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

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

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