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Video: Maria Bartiromo's Market Message

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

(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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