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

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    Stocks jumped Thursday as strength in energy shares and robust demand for Treasury debt sparked optimism among traders.

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    Why does the federal government remain in the business of telling cable systems what networks to carry?

  • Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies further streamline operations to combat the recession.  While some industries are more labor intensive than others, employee productivity is a key measure that managers and investors look at when evaluating performance.  Take a look at which companies are squeezing the most out their shrinking workforces.

  • Stocks started the day strong, gave up much of their gains midday as financials, retailers, and housing stocks sold off, and have now been making a modest comeback.

  • Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations.  All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.

  • This company could see a big jump in business as more and more people watch TV online.

  • While there’s still a need to be cautious, the Mad Money host has found a reason to be bullish.

  • With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • This stock looks so strong you might think there’s no risk involved.

  • Stocks capped another strong week with a triple-digit rally Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks soared.

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    Sometimes a stock is hot and other times it just burns you. Following are Fast Money trades that didn’t... errr, end so well.

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    Sure, the economy is in recession and people are losing their jobs, but companies and the government are still hiring—big time, in some cases.

  • Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • It’s not all gloom and doom in the job market. Many companies are increasing their talent pools by hiring recent college graduates. Take a look at the top 10 employers with the most entry level openings and how many new grads they expect to hire this year, as surveyed by CollegeGrad.com

    Take a look at the top 10 employers with the most entry level openings and how many new grads they expect to hire this year, as surveyed by CollegeGrad.com.

  • Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages.  There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold. 

  • It's the right time to invest in technology stocks, said Noah Blackstein, portfolio manager at Dynamic Mutual Funds.

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    Is AIG worse than Ticketmaster? Bank of America worse than Comcast? Call them Bad Company, the Final Four.