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  • Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    From Libya to Larry Page, markets have absorbed an above-average amount of headlines so far in 2011. Let's take a quick look at some of the headlines beyond geo-politics and then put on the table what might happen next.

  • Investors should be bullish on U.S. stocks through 2011 and trim holdings in international markets, according to Wayne Copelin, founder and president of Copelin Financial Advisors.

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    Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, may be one of the world’s richest men, but he still resents his former partner, Bill Gates, for not sharing enough credit or giving him his due financially, the New York Times reports.

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    Jamie Dimon just might be named this year's Fast Money Madness MVP. On Wednesday he took down the Oracle of Omaha!

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Looks like Dr Copper is in it to win it. Freeport McMoRan, the world's largest copper miner, took down Boeing in the quarter finals of Fast Money Madness!

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    Measuring the benefits of dividend payments is a balancing act. For tech companies, it’s a matter of whether the valuation support that dividends provide justifies the implicit admission that their organic growth opportunities are limited.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    It appears Jamie Dimon's got game and Lloyd Blankfein doesn't. Goldman Sachs is out of the Fast Money Madness tournament.

  • The New York Times building.

    Starting today we'll see if New York Times' online readers pony up the $15 to $35 per four weeks for digital access to the paper, or whether they opt for the multiple ways to circumvent the pay system.

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    All that cash piling up on corporate America’s balance sheet could end up hurting an economic recovery and further gains in the stock market.

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    Ronald McDonald looked like a contender but after this round of Fast Money Madness, the only place he's going is back to clown college!

  • Midday, morning gains in Materials and Energy stocks continue to hold up, but the other market leader — techs — are definitely showing signs of weakness.

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    The first day of 'Sweet 16' play ended with Mr. Softy in a puddle and sidelined for the season. Which stocks advanced and which others went down?

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    It wasn't that long ago that Activision-Blizzard was an also-ran in video game industry. But these days, the company is responsible for five of the 10 highest grossing games of all time.

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    For the sixth year in a row, The Consumerist is holding its version of "March Madness," bracketing nominated companies and allowing people to vote for "The Worst Company in America."

  • US Treasurys should “definitely” be shorted, as rising rates are going to be a concern once the fears over Japan and Middle East settle, according to James Shelton, CIO of Kanaly Trust.

  • Google

    Google’s ambition to create the world’s largest digital library and bookstore has run into the reality of a 300-year-old legal concept: copyright, the New York Times reports.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks finished up 1.5 percent or higher, sending the Dow back above 12,000, lifted by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and investors who found buying opportunities in stocks they viewed as oversold.  Boeing and Alcoa led Dow gainers, while Pfizer fell.