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  • US stocks looked set to continue their positive start to the quarter and jump higher at the open Thursday, as investors will look for reassurance from global leaders at the G20 summit in London. 

  • LED technology company Cree is up 6 percent Wednesday, with huge options activity. The average call activity in CREE for the month of March was 2,200 contracts a day, but today some 23,200 calls changed hands in the first hour of trading alone.

  • NYSE Traders

    Investors who think the recent run-up in stocks is a sign that the market has turned a corner could be in for a rude awakening once first-quarter earnings start.

  • As we enter the last trading day of the month and quarter, here are some of the best and worst performers for the period.

  • Downsizing

    The squeeze is on. With the economy in a deep sleep, private and public institutions are cutting costs with a vengeance.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods' amazing victory at Bay Hill was so remarkable it managed to steal eyeballs from those watching the NCAA Tournament.

  • Byron Trott (File photo)

    Warren Buffett tells the Wall Street Journal that Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest in a new firm to be created by one of the few investment bankers to ever win his respect.  Byron Trott is leaving Goldman Sachs to start his own merchant-banking firm to be called BDT Capital Partners.

  • So, is it time for the retracement to begin? The S&P 500 has rallied from 666 March 6th to about 830, a gain of almost 25 percent. That is quite a rally, but most of the Street believes it is a bear market rally.

  • At the start of the month, General Electric was falling fast and the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, was at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  In less than a month, that has changed significantly.

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • After a seesaw day yesterday, the Dow Industrials, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite are still posting strong weekly gains. As of Wednesday’s close, the Dow is up 6.5%, the S&P is up 5.9%, the Nasdaq is up 4.9% on the week, putting them well on track for gains for the third straight week.

  • Stocks ended a choppy session sharply lower Tuesday as investors regrouped after the prior session's blockbuster rally.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama will talk about the economic stimulus plan in tonight's primetime news conference, but the very networks he's using to reach the American public are getting the opposite of a stimulus.

  • Plus, Cramer discusses credit-card and drug stocks, as well as the housing bottom.

  • Markets have been performing well in the past few days in response to numerous economic data—but can we really trust that this is the bottom? Two strategists, Harry Clark of Clark Capital Management Group and Joe Clark of Financial Enhancement Group, discussed their views on CNBC.

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    Warren Buffett's warrants to buy over 43 million shares of Goldman Sachs at $115 each are almost back "in the money" as the firm's stock more than doubles in recent months.

  • Not a big surprise we are seeing modest profit-taking this morning. Big European banks are down mid single-digits.

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