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Video: Maria Bartiromo's Market Message

CNBC.com
Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to Thursday's events.

Maria's Market Message
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses the day's business and financial news, and what to look for on tomorrow's Closing Bell.

(Watch Bartiromo on-air: CNBC TV's Closing Bell.)

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Topics discussed in video above:

Thursday's market will be shaped by data on jobless claims and international trade — as well as earnings reports from Walmart.

Twenty-nine of the Dow 30 stocks fell — with only General Motors gaining (!) -- as Treasury Secretary Hank paulson announced the $700 billion bailout fund would be shifted from mortgages to consumer debt and other "safer" areas.

  • NEW: Dow 30 After-Hours Quotes

Best Buy troubles multiply after a lowered earnings outlook.
(See options master Jon Najarian's take on the electronics retailer.)

Macy's offered a pleasant surprise as it reported a loss much lower than Wall Street had expected.

Oil prices. U.S. light, sweet crude lost $3.17, or 60 percent off its July all-time high, to settle near $56 a barrel in Nymex trade.
(Track Commodities Here.)

Thursday's earnings reports:

- Walmart

- Kohl's

- Nordstrom

- Urban Outfitters

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