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  • The Dow remained higher in mid-afternoon Monday amid a flurry of new M&A activity and an earnings beat from Caterpillar.  But there was some weakness in the energy, banking and health-care sectors, which dragged on the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • Financials faced serious headwinds Monday with Goldman presenting a real conundrum. Fundamentals are bullish but technicals are terrible. What matters more?

  • Stocks continued their winning streak Monday after Caterpillar beat earnings expectations and raised its outlook.

  • Europe trading up, despite yields widening on Greek debt once again. Elsewhere, Caterpillar and Whirlpool reported sales and earnings better than expected, both raised guidance. And the US Treasury Department said it would approve a sale of 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup — just the beginning...

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Monday as investors waited for the next batch of quarterly earnings for signs on whether the recent stock rally can continue. 

  • Despite continuing worries about markets in Dubai and Greece (down another 6 percent and 2 percent respectively today) the dollar is weaker this morning, and that is helping stocks and commodities. The Japanese revised their GDP dramatically lower, which some argue will keep rates low for the foreseeable future, thus helping the short dollar trade.

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    Several employers suspended 401 (k) matches to reduce costs during the recession, but a few are beginning to reinstate them.

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    Cramer tells you which to sell and the one that’s worth buying.

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    Priceline.com was up 14% yesterday after beating Q2 earnings estimates on strong sales and bookings and guiding above expectations for its current third quarter. The company noted that its results have been and continue to be helped by strong demand for leisure travel this summer, which has been spurred by lower prices via heavy discounting.

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  • Stocks briefly lost a little bit of steam as Fitch downgraded the state of California's long-term general obligation bond rating to "A-" from "A" and placed the bonds on Rating Watch negative "based on the magnitude of the state's financial and institutional challenges and persistent economic and revenue weakening."

  • Year to date the Russell 2000 has outperformed its large cap counterparts, the Dow and S&P 500.  Is the tide turning?  This week the index, whose constituents have a median market value that is less than 5% of the median value of an S&P 500 company, is down nearly twice as much as the large cap indices.

  • Following are Tuesday's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Steve Madden and Cablevision popped while Marvel Entertainment and World Wrestling Entertainment dropped.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Express and Sherwin-Williams popped while NYSE Euronext and Yahoo! dropped.

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    Talk about the "Road less Traveled".  With the dollar at all-time lows against major currencies and the continued rise of crude oil prices, many Americans may be rethinking the summer vacations they have been planning.  Here are some companies that may feel the impact...

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    Stocks lost ground Monday, coming off their best week in nearly five years. What's the word on the Street?

  • Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Today we’re watching a company that was formed when two rental car companies combined. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the firm provides “cheap” automotive options for cost-cautious travelers. But it seems these days a “dollar” doesn’t go as far as it used to. On Monday the stock dropped the most in ten years on a poor 2007 travel outlook. Who is it?

  • A potential merger could see four major car rental brands, National, Alamo, Thrifty and Dollar combine in a deal worth $3 billion, the New York Times reported Wednesday.