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    The Shanghai Composite is losing its momentum, with The Fast Money Halftime Traders. Also, discussing the restaurant coverage list distributed by CLSA, with Diane Geissler, CLSA analyst.

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    There's a wider than usual divide on Wall Street over whether this quarter's earnings releases will be a boom or bust for stocks.

  • Stocks rallied sharply in the final minutes of trading to finish near their highs in another volatile session Wednesday, buoyed by a handful of better-than-expected economic news and amid optimism over the euro zone.

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    Third-quarter earnings season begins in earnest when Alcoa reports results on Oct. 11. For those looking to get a head start on trading earnings, several big names report results this week, including Costco, Yum Brands, Marriot International and Constellation Brands.

  • There is yet another hint that a greatly expanded European Financial Stability Facility, or (down the road) euro bonds are coming. European officials are slowly talking themselves into greater euro integration. Whether that will happen fast enough is the question.

  • Futures pared some of their gains ahead of the open Wednesday, even after a better-than-expected private sector employment report and despite optimism that a solution will be found to protect Europe's banks from the effects of the Greek crisis.

  • Cramer goes “Off the Charts” to find out if some of his favorite momentum stocks are set to tumble.

  • Stocks rebounded during the final hour of trading in a roller coaster ride on Wall Street Tuesday, following a report that EU finance ministers are examining possible ways to recapitalize banks and after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said he is prepared to help the economy.

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    The Supreme Court won't stop Iowa from forcing KFC to pay nearly $250,000 in corporate income taxes, even though it had no restaurants or employees in the state.

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    After the market logged its worst quarter since the financial crisis in 2008, traders are bracing for a big week in Europe, Bernanke's testimony and what is expected to be a weak jobs report.

  • Find out what's in the "Mad Money" host's "Game Plan."

  • Find out what earnings and conferences are in Cramer's "Game Plan" for next week.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Despite having been the lead underwriter in Dunkin' Donuts' IPO, a Goldman Sachs analyst on Tuesday advised clients to sell DNKN.

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    We can disagree about the appropriate role of government in combating the obesity crisis, but one would think that there's a consensus at least that government shouldn't be subsidizing obesity.

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    Chinese Internet companies need to start making profits if they want investors to get interested.

  • Citizens purchase goods at a supermarket in Beijing, China.

    The downgrade will have a far more serious affect on China than just eroding the value of its reserves, but there are no easy solutions.  The most serious problem in the short term is inflation, which will get worse as investors shift away from U.S. dollars and into commodities.

  • A bucket of KFC Extra Crispy fried chicken is displayed October 30, 2006 in San Rafael, California. KFC is phasing out trans fats and plans to use zero trans fat soybean oil for cooking of their Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken as well as other menu items. KFC expects to have all of its 5,500 restaurants in the U.S. switched to the new oil by April 2007.

    Many Chinese consumers consider western fast food brands like Yum Brands, McDonald's and even Dunkin Donut healthy. They all know a healthy food diet should not have too much oil and sugar, but they also trust foreign brands won't cut corners in the production process. They fear tainted ingredients more than fat.

  • China has become known as the epicenter for producing a wide variety of counterfeit and bootlegged consumer products, but a trend has emerged over the past few years of faking full retail operations.A relatively new phenomenon, these rogue counterfeit businesses are a problem for companies that are trying to establish a brand image in China’s emerging economy. While some of these operations sell actual products from the legitimate companies, many simply copy the retail format, right down to even

    China has become known as the epicenter for a wide variety of counterfeit consumer products, but a trend has emerged over the past few years of faking full retail operations.

  • As China becomes an increasingly important part of the global economy, no investor or business leader can ignore the increasing influence of its consumers. The tastes and preferences of China’s market of 1.3 billion people has the potential to sway demand and shift the trajectory of global consumer spending.This is especially true as China’s consumer spending is growing at an average annual rate of 18 percent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, compared to As many foreign companies

    Some consumer trends in China are well known, such as the increasing demand for luxury goods, but others may surprise you. CNBC.com put together a list of 10 major consumer trends.