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  • Stocks trimmed most of their losses to close narrowly mixed Monday as hopes for stimulus from the Federal Reserve helped limit losses following a disappointing manufacturing report.

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

  • It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or down?To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation. After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed. With data from Thomson Reuters, took a look at

    From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Find out!

  • Housing Rebound or Relapse?

    The Philadelphia Housing Index YTD rose by more than 30 percent. Adam Sarhan, Sarhan Capital founder/CEO, and Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage president, discuss whether they would buy into the sector.

  • Previewing the Second Half of 2012

    How will the markets change over the second half of the year and ahead of election season? Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ, and Andrew Goldberg, JPMorgan Funds, provide perspective. "Our belief is that we probably could see a better second half, but I wouldn't really say a big rally," says Stovall.

  • Union Pacific CEO: Coal Shipments & US Economy

    Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific president & CEO, explains why he projects another record year for his company. "Business is good, there is a lot of noise in the economy about sliding back, but we're not seeing that," he says.

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    Fifty years after Wal-Mart Stores opened its first retail location, its shares hit another all-time high. Despite this jump, two analysts disagreed whether the stock still had room to rise.

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    While Daniel Ernst, technology analyst for Hudson Square Research, argues that Research In Motion still holds value for potential buyers, though its sell-by date is fast approaching. 

  • The Business of Wicked Weather

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the impact heat is having on U.S. corn crop; and Weather Channel's Paul Walsh discusses how the heat wave is impacting consumers.

  • Divorce & Dollars

    One million divorces occur in the U.S. each year, which means 2 million divorced people are added to the divorced pool annually. It's a huge population of people in need of many services -- lawyers, therapists, financial advisors, movers and childcare. Businesses are now beginning to think about marketing such services directly to this large but underserved segment of the population.

  • Last Friday’s Options Action was neither bullish nor bearish; it was strictly contrarian. The traders found a way to get bullish on a name almost everyone thinks is in unremitting decline – Best Buy. And they got bearish on Starbuck, a company that the street just loves— with 23 ‘Buy’ ratings and only one ‘Underperform.’

  • Divorce: Breaking Up Assets

    Half of marriages end in divorce, and as many as 67 percent of second marriages, and 74 percent of third marriages also fail, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Telecom: Still the Leader?

    Telecom is among the sectors surging today, and trading at levels not seen since June of 2008. Christopher King, Stifel Nicolaus, shares his opinions on where the sector is headed in the third quarter. Matt Cheslock of Virtu Financial, also weighs in on the best plays in the sector.

  • $7.1 Billion Pharma Deal

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on what the Justice Department calls the biggest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history; and CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the details of Bristol-Myers' plans to buy Amylin.

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    Ford Motor investors weren’t buying what auto analysts were selling on Friday.

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    The euro got quite a lift from the European Union summit, but this strategist says the party's over.

  • Airbus Announces $600 Million US Plant

    Airbus is planning to build the A320 plane at its new plant in Mobile, Alabama by 2016, and the plant will also employ 1,000 people. CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • Will Earnings Season Turn Into Warning Season's Jeff Cox discusses what investors can expect from the upcoming earnings season. "Almost 4 to 1, companies are saying they are going to do worse than they originally thought," says Cox. Europe is hitting U.S. companies.

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    With Friday’s employment report looming, a surprise contraction in manufacturing activity in June raises the specter that the current economic soft patch may lead to something more dire.

  • Rough Q3 Ahead for Banks?

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the outlook on the financial sector in the third quarter and how to play them, with the FMHR traders.