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Stocks Deere & Co

  • A late afternoon buying spree erased a triple digit loss in the Dow, sending stocks higher for the day. What must you know?

  • Stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday with investors fearing the debt crisis in Europe could spread and derail the global recovery. Is this the time to be greedy?

  • Take advantage of the declines in these stocks, Cramer says. Friday’s “scandal” won’t keep them down for long.

  • Google slid lower in extended trade Thursday, despite earnings that topped expectations. What happened?

  • ...Is fear itself. Fear may be the single biggest obstacle holding back this stock market from the rise it truly deserves.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Henry Waxman

    Waxman is in effect declaring war on bookkeeping. The real trouble here is that by removing the tax benefit, these very same companies may reduce or even eliminate retiree drug benefits, and then thrust them on We the Hapless Taxpayer through a big cost-shift to Medicare. Instead of blaming business, Mr. Waxman should blame himself and Obamacare.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Now that President Obama has rammed through his trillion-dollar gut renovation of U.S. health care, here are six provocative questions on what we have wrought.

  • AT&T joins Deere and Caterpillar in taking a charge (in this case, $1 billion) due to the health care reform bill. You will be hearing this from many companies. In this case, there is a charge to earnings this quarter for companies that get a 28 percent subsidy from the feds for prescription drug coverage for their Medicare retirees. That subsidy is being reduced.

  • The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended slightly lower Thursday after comments from ECB President Trichet gave the dollar a boost. Financials advanced, while energy and materials stocks declined.

  • Tax-free municipal bonds look like a be a better bet right now than US Treasurys, Mike Pietronico, CEO of Miller Tabak Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Stocks rallied Thursday, led by banks, after testimony by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill and some encouraging earnings reports.

  • Stocks bounced back Thursday after a drop in the previous session as the latest batch of earnings reports beat expectations.

  • Investors need to participate in this market because market uncertainty has been largely removed and there are still some great opportunities, said Ray Harrison, founder of Harrison Financial Group and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates.

  • The fear of not owning stocks is all that matters right now, says veteran trader Gary Kaminsky. How should you position yourself?

  • The big option trade of the day for Caterpillar appears to be a bet that the stock won't fall back to where it found support just a month ago.

  • I’m "very bullish" on the North American agriculture business and stocks, said Charlie Rentschler, agriculture and machinery analyst at Morgan Joseph. He shared his best stock plays.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Feb. 17.

  • We went from talk of doom and gloom to expectations of an economic boom in less than a week. How should you play it?

  • If you really believe Greece is in the clear and China’s planners are better maestros than Greenspan, this stock may be a play.