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  • Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.

  • Investors can capitalize on America's national demand for values and bargains with an ETF that holds the top discount stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Express and Dendreon popped while Boeing and Exxon Mobil dropped.

  • What's the trade ahead of Intel earnings on Tuesday. Also Pete Najarian has spotted unusual options action in Marriott!

  • With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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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?

  • On a short holiday week, Financials dominated the scene, led by positive earnings news from Wells Fargo on Friday.  The markets rallied Thursday, with the Dow closing above 8,000 for the first time since last Friday, with all the major indexes gaining 3% or greater.

  • Stocks rose sharply Thursday after an upbeat forecast from Wells Fargo, capping their fifth straight up week.

  • Stocks rose sharply Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.

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    Wal-Mart  stores says U.S. same-store sales rose 1.4 percent in March as consumers continued to hunt for bargains and bought necessities, such as groceries. But the results are below Wall Street expectations.

  • Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are expecting Thursday.

  • Careful here: the market is showing signs of ignoring bad news (CEOs are consistently talking down expectations) and jumping all over any glimmer of good news.

  • US stock index futures rose ahead of the open Thursday as Wells Fargo surprised investors by pre-announcing its forecast-beating earnings results.

  • Stocks should trade quietly Thursday ahead of the three-day holiday weekend. Wednesday's activity was subdued, even after a minor sell off after the Fed downgraded its economic outlook yet again, in the release of its last meeting minutes mid-afternoon.

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

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    Stocks snapped a two-day slide on Wednesday largely due to optimism about insurance firms and retailers.

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    After months of dismal sales reports, retailers are likely to report a less severe drop-off in monthly same-store sales growth, and investors are seeing this as good news for stocks, but that take on the sector might be premature, warn several analysts.

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    It's a tough time for many retailers, but you might not know it looking at Dollar General. The company is preparing to create as many as 4,000 jobs this year as part of its effort to open 450 stores in 35 states. CNBC's Erin Burnett talks with Dollar General CEO Richard Dreiling to discuss the company's expansion plans.

  • Could unions drive once-unrivaled company out of business?