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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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading Monday, but remained significantly higher, buoyed by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and buying opportunities in oversold stocks.  Boeing and GE led gainers, while Pfizer fell.

  • While several large banks recently announced dividend hikes, Channing Smith, vice president and co-manager of Capital Advisors, explained why companies in the tech sector are the next likely to boost dividends.

  • Markets are "overreacting" to the geopolitical events around the world, including the political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, and troubles in Japan, said Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citi.

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    Stocks gained despite continuing global tensions as M&A activity heated up and as Warren Buffet said Japanese stocks represented a good buying opportunity.  Microsoft and Boeing led gainers.

  • Google became the world's most valuable brand this year, while Coca Cola dropped out of the top ten global brands for the first time, according to the 2011 Brand Finance ranking of the most valuable 500 brands across the globe.

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    Smartphones and tablets will be the headliners at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, where the wireless industry convenes to chart its future the week of March 21. Here are three things to watch for during the week:

  • The technology giant on Friday announced its first-ever dividend. Is it an act of desperation? The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.

  • Investors are welcoming the announcement of Cisco's (CSCO) first dividend of 6 cents, which would represent a yield of about 1.4 percent. It's about time: the company is sitting on $40 billion in cash. But here's a major problem...

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    In the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, many U.S. companies listed on the Dow 30 have offered various forms of aid to Japan's ongoing relief efforts. Read on to see how each company has contributed.

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

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    Stocks fell to the lows of the year on Wednesday in a volatile session driven by fears stemming from Japan's nuclear crisis. IBM and GE led the blue-chip index lower.