What's On: Big Retailers, Big Caps and Big Tobacco

Here's what's up on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street:

--Big name retailers are set to report. We're talking about BJ's Wholesale, Costco and Staples. See how these guys did in the quarter that was... and see how the stocks will react.

--It's also Widely Held Wednesday, a day we set aside each week to talk about the big cap stocks, stocks like Microsoft, Bank of America and Citigroup.

--Also on our radar, tobacco stocks. Several of them are really burning it up these days, stocks like Philip Morris and British Tobacco.

--We have the CEOs of two up and coming tech companies. Ansys makes engineering software. Qlick Technologies helps data communicate with other kinds of data. Both stocks have really been moving recently.

--Also on the big show, do you think we really need corporate boards? What do they really do? We're debating it with two people with some real inside knowledge about what it's like to be on the board. This after former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta is accused of insider trading. We want to hear from you on this one. Share your opinion.

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