House Democrats contend the $15 per hour minimum wage bill will lift workers who have not seen the benefits of a strong economy.Politicsread more
Analysts think Microsoft's Azure cloud growth slowed in the fiscal fourth quarter. But Windows revenue could benefit from better-than-expected PC sales.Technologyread more
Trump said the USS Boxer fired on and destroyed Iran's drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday in a "defensive action."Politicsread more
Stocks erased earlier losses, but the rise was kept in check as Wall Street digested a mixed batch of corporate earnings results.US Marketsread more
The Philadelphia Fed saw its primary gauge measuring the sector jump from 0.3 in June to 21.8, far better than Wall Street estimates of 5 and the highest in a year.Economyread more
"It's better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold," Williams told the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association.The Fedread more
The fact that interest rates are relatively low makes the idea of a so-called insurance rate cut later this month an attractive option for the Fed.Market Insiderread more
Video of the event does not show the president disagreeing with his supporters. Instead, it shows that Trump paused as the chant began, allowing his supporters to continue...Politicsread more
President Trump said he's looking at the JEDI Contract that will be awarded to Microsoft or Amazon.Technologyread more
Wealthy clients liquidate some investments every year to cover their tax bill, so presumably this was higher than what Morgan Stanley has seen previously.Financeread more
Hacker Square at Facebook's headquarters pays homage to the company's early motto of moving fast and breaking things.Technologyread more
The "Fast Money " traders gave their final trades of the day.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of GE.
Steve Grasso was a buyer of SO.
Karen Finerman was a buyer of VRSN.
Guy Adami was a buyer of HPQ, which reported earnings after the market close.
Trader disclosure: On February 24, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders:Pete Najarian is long AAPL, AMAT, BABA, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISC, GE, JPM, KKR, KO, LLY, LOCO, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls CAM, COP, DAL, GE, GS, GT, HPQ, IAG, ISIL, JNJ, JPM, KNDI, MCD, NEE, SPY, SYY, UAL, UFS, WFC, WMB, ZIOP, he is long puts BHP, today he bought GE calls, HPQ calls. Steve Grasso is long AAPL, BA, CLVS, EVGN, FB, GDX, GOOGL, IMMR, KBH, KDUS, MHY, MJNA, NVIV, PFE, POT, SO, T, TMUS, TWTR, YHOO, firm is long FCX, NE, NEM, VALE, RIG, OXY, USO, AMZN, kids are long EFG, EFA, EWJ, IJR, SPY, his firm Stuart, Frankel and Co Inc and some of its partners are long AMD, AMZN, BOIVF, CUBA, FCX, FNMA, HSPO, IBM, ICE, KDUS, KO, MAT, MCD, MJNA, NE, NEM, OXY, RIG, SALT, STAG, TAXI, TITXF, TSE, USO, VALE, ZNGA. Karen Finerman is long BAC, C, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, M, KORS, she is short DIA, her firm is long AAPL, BAC, C, FBT, GOOG, GOOGL, IBB, JPM, M, KORS, SUNE, VRSN, XBI, her firm is short IWM, SPY, USO, Karen Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International. Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, INTC, Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.
Robert W. Baird Analyst Ben Kallo: Firm makes a market in securities of FSLR, SPWR, TSLA.