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    The discount retailer that sells everything for $1 suffered a mini-flash crash two seconds after the open Thursday. The stock plunged 18 percent before snapping back less than two seconds later to more normal levels. spacer"That's definitely the machines," said

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    The euro is smack in the middle of its recent range, and this strategist is waiting for a breakout.

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    Facebook shares continue to fall to new lows Thursday after additional shares hit the market and increased the supply of an already unloved stock.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

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    Media companies are wary of giving too much control to Apple — look at the disaster that befell the music industry when Steve Jobs controlled all transactions. So we can expect media companies to drive a hard bargain with Apple, to prevent it from securing a monopoly on video on demand, and to protect their lucrative relationship with cable carriers.

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    Turkey's information and communications technology sector is probably the foremost candidate for growth.

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    Huntsman options lit up early yesterday and remained active throughout the session.

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    China’s biggest internet company by revenue, Tencent, beat market expectations with the fastest pace of increase in quarterly profit in a year, prompting one analyst to predict further upside in its stock price, which has already risen a whopping 58 percent year to date.

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    Weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey will be picked over by traders Thursday as they try to determine whether the economic news is weak enough to spur Fed easing or strong enough to keep the Fed sidelined.

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    Treasury yields moved to their highest level in three-months Wednesday, as selling hit the bonds sought as the safest haven just a month ago.

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:

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    A big chunk of new central bank reserves are dollars, and this strategist sees implications for the euro.

  • Facebook

    Facebook's 26 percent slide from its initial offering price may have investors who got in on the ground floor feeling resentful, but some fund managers are eager to see shares dip even further.

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    Discount retailer Target hit the bull's-eye with its better-than-expected earnings report and subsequent stock rise on Wednesday. One analyst thinks the discount retailer still has room to run.

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    Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:

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    Inflation at the retail level showed no change for a second month in July, even as the Midwest drought threatens to send food prices higher in coming months.

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    The U.S. may have committed a strategic error in not recognizing Turkey as a geographic bridge and trade center earlier.

  • Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

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    Greek and other heavily-indebted euro zone countries' banks are staying afloat thanks to a system which creates a circular flow of cash not unlike a Ponzi scheme, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.