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  • U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, following reports showing a slowdown in European private sector activity and after China lowered its growth target.

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    Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:

  • Fixing the Gas Price Spike

    Insight on whether the government can reduce the price of oil by tapping into reserves, with Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT), who says reserves should be tapped in order to spook speculators and drop prices.

  • Pills

    Since when is less competition ever good for all but investors? Answer—rarely if ever, especially with industry already as quietly powerful as PBMs.

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    The Japanese economy is headed for a major trauma given its high government debt, ongoing deflation and aging population, says Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy at Australia's Westpac Institutional Bank.

  • Mario Draghi

    The euro zone debt crisis will not be a big deal for the markets within the next few months, Larry Kantor, managing director and head of research at Barclays Capital, told CNBC.

  • Investors Positive About Putin Election Win: CIO

    Jochen Wermuth, the founding partner of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC investors were pleased with Russia's recent presidential election, as the populace showed new signs of engaging with the democratic process.

  • Technical Look at Gold

    Geoff Wilkinson, head of technical strategy at Whitman Howard, joined CNBC to take a technical look at gold prices, US Treasurys and the US dollar.

  • Disconnect Between Gold Prices & Equities

    Tom Richardson, Senior Analyst, Watermark Funds Management tells Greg Bundy, Vice Chairman at AIMS Finance why he believes the performance of bullion stocks have not been following prices because of the strong Australian dollar and the belief that gold prices may retract in the short term.

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    Despite the lingering debt crisis and an incubating recession in many nations of the European Union, many global companies say they are maintaining or even increasing their investments in the euro zone and elsewhere on the Continent. The NYT reports.

  • Career Education plunged last week, and the bears are looking for more. OptionMonster's real-time tracking system detected the purchase of 3,200 April 7 puts for $0.20 on Friday. Volume was more than 5 times open interest in the strike.

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    A lot is riding on Friday's jobs report: Expectations are high but traders say the market needs a good report if this rally is going to continue.

  • Help Wanted

    Ready for the latest employment data? This strategist has a trading plan.

  • Lightning Round

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Game Plan: What Cramer's Watching Next Week

    The Mad Money host tells investors which stocks he'll be watching next week and what to expect from Friday's all important employment report.

  • Yelp got a short-term pop from its first day of trading, but in the longer term investors may want to stay away, as the company is still unprofitable eight years after it was founded.

  • details three gold-mining stocks and six oil stocks that S&P Capital IQ analysts say will likely benefit from the current world oil supply scenario.

  • Stocks eased off their lows but still failed to close in positive territory Friday, as gains were limited following a robust rally in recent weeks and no major news on the economic front gave investors little reason to jump in.

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    “Where natural gas prices are now kind of resets the economics for the whole energy market place,” says Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS CERA, which hosts next week's big energy conference.

  • Quantitative Easing in Store?

    Insight on whether a new round of quantitative easing is on the way and what it means for risk assets, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners and Tom Lee, JPMorgan.