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    Sometimes a crisis can force real reform.

  • You might be wondering why Bank of America puts are so active today, especially in the May expiry. Do options traders doubt the rally in the banks? Do they view BofA’s prospects as less than rosy? Plausible explanations for sure, but perhaps a simpler reason exists: Friday’s Options Action.

  • Betting on Big Caps

    It's another big week for earnings as several big caps report, with Charlie Reinhard, Morgan Stanley, and Ed Cowart, Eagle Asset Management.

  • Coinstar CEO Explains New Streaming Service

    Shares of Verizon and Coinstar are trading higher on news that they are teaming up to battle Netflix in video streaming, with Paul Davis, Coinstar CEO, and Bob Mudge, Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Markets president.

  • In light of Google's poor fourth-quarter results earlier this month, and the recent hoopla surrounding the Facebook IPO, some have questioned whether Google is losing the war in social networking.

  • Stocks Running Into Resistance?

    Uncertainty over a Greece bailout pushes investors out of short-term risk on trades. Mike Harris, Campbell Trading, weighs in.

  • Technicals Signaling a Pullback?

    As sentiment surge charges on, are the technicals confirming a rally or is a pullback in store? Insight with Dan Fitzpatrick, Stockmarket Mentor president.

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    Welcome to a busy week for central bank meetings. Here's how to trade on a big one.

  • Stock index futures dipped Monday, tracking losses in Europe amid concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default.

  • Estee Lauder Forecasting Lower Q3

    Insight on how weakness in Europe is impacting sales and how the company is currency sensitive to the euro, with William Lauder, Estee Lauder executive chairman, who also discusses the company's plans for advertising spending.

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

  • More M&A Deals on the Way?

    We are seeing a lot more strategic deals across the board in every category, says Marshall Sonenshine, Sonenshine Partners chairman/CEO and Laurence Grafstein, Rothschild.

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    Central Banks from emerging market nations are seeing gold as a safe haven against the volatility of the global economy and keeping prices and demand stable, Mark Bristow, CEO at Randgold Resources, told CNBC.

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    Glencore is set to pay a larger premium than expected to seal its long-coveted merger with Xstrata, a move designed to defuse concerns among Xstrata investors about a cozy deal between the chief executives of the two companies. The Financial Times reports.

  • Bulls continued their recent stampede into Bank of America on Friday as the stock rose more than 5 percent.

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    Is it possible to pay more than all of your taxable income? For one businessman, an eye-popping bill can be traced to punitive U.S. tax polices. Meet Mr. 102%. The New York Times reports.

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    “There’s no fear in this market right now. They’ve absolutely crushed volatility,” one options trader said. In the week ahead, traders will be watching testimony from Bernanke and earnings from Coke, Disney & more.

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    China will soon release its latest inflation report, and this strategist has a trade to get you ready.

  • Lightning Round

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

  • Cramer's Money Tree Stock: Weyerhaeuser

    Weyerhaeuser is that rare company for which money does grow in trees, says Mad Money's Cramer, discussing the stock's recent run, and 2.8% yield, with Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser Company CEO, adding "We are more optimistic this year as we head into 2012."