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TheStreet Open House
What to Watch on Wall Street for Wednesday, September 17th 2014

In today's "What to Watch on Wall Street," we report on the U.S. economic calendar starting with the consumer price index at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Online Advertising Chips Away at $68 Billion TV Ad Budgets

The multibillion-dollar television advertising business isn’t at risk of drying up, but the revenue stream is slowing as ad dollars chase cord-cutters who eschew traditional TV for online video.

Sears Holdings Tumbles on Eddie Lampert's $400 Million Loan

Shares of Sears Holdings tumbled on Tuesday making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.

Wynn Resorts Bested Mohegan Sun to Win Boston Suburb Casino License

Wynn Resorts has edged out Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston area casino license.

Sodastream in Talks to Sell Itself, Health & Wellness Concept in Focus

The Israeli company is reportedly talking to a British investment firm about a buyout.

Real Money Previews

Jim Cramer Says Interest Rates Are Headed Higher

We'll get some net interest margin going.

Jim Cramer on Grocery Stocks: Whole Foods Is Easy to Swallow

Those shelving the stock should consider putting it in their basket.

Risks for an Early Fall; 10-Year Yield Watch: Best of Kass

In highlights from his trading diary of the past week, Doug Kass writes about the risk accumulation for the fall and about expectations for 10-year U.S. notes.

Mad Money Recap

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Let's Hear It for the Bull

The markets can continue to rebound but only if a few other things go right, Cramer says.

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Stock Ideas

5 Hated Earnings Stocks You Should Love

These heavily shorted stocks could get squeezed much higher if they report positive earnings this week.

5 Big Financial Stocks to Boost Your Gains in September

Here's a close technical look at five financial stocks to trade for gains in September -- four to buy and one to sell.

3 Huge Stocks Grabbing Headlines -- and How to Trade them

Here's how to trade some of the most active stocks on the market right now.

How to Trade the Market's Most-Active Stocks: RATE, AVNR, NPSP, TAP

Here's a look at how to trade some of the most active stocks on the market right now.

4 Stocks Breaking Out on Unusual Volume

These stocks risign on unusual volume are within range of triggering breakout trades.


Economy Is Among Issues Congress Needs to Improve to Boost Approval

President Obama isn’t the only one facing criticism and bad reviews. Ratings for Congress, both political parties and Congressional leaders are low.

Why Are Americans So Addicted to Debilitating Credit Card Use?

While the use of credit cards is becoming more ubiquitous, consumers are relying too much on them.

How New Millionaires Can Lose Everything In Mere Seconds

High net worth individuals often run into trouble, because they think they are immune to financial troubles and above the rules.

Are Time Share Vacations Worth It? Scams or Great Vacation Deals?

Timeshares, aka "fractionals," promise travelers convenient recurring trips, but in the age of the sharing economy's hospitality segment and cheap short-term rentals available, the arrangement makes less sense

Ten Terrible Fashion Flubs: Beyond Urban Outfitters Kent State Bloody Sweatshirt

Count Urban Outfitters as the latest fashion giant in hot water for releasing a grossly insensitive product. But it's not alone. Here's a round-up of the worst offenses.


SEC Slaps Biotech Hedge Fund for Short-Selling Violations

On 17 occasions, RA Capital bought shares in biotech company financings after having sold short shares of the same company when it was supposed to be restricted from doing so.

Doc Offers Glimpse Into Arena Pharma Weight-Loss Combination Therapy

Patients lost 12% of their body weight following 12 weeks of treatment with Arena's Belviq plus phentermine.

Avanir's Over-Priced Cough Syrup Touted for Role in Alzheimer's Agitation

Avanir Pharmaceuticals are surging Monday after demonstrating once again that cough syrup produces a nice, mellow high

Beyond Wall St.

Deal News

Blackstone-backed Travelport Seeks $480 Million in IPO, Trims Stake

Blackstone Group moves closer to exiting an investment in a travel services company it made eight years ago.

Washington Prime Acquires Glimcher Realty Trust in $4.3B Deal

Merging REITs will sell properties in New Jersey and Texas to Simon Property Group for just over $1 billion.

Freshpet Files for IPO as Spending on Natural Food for Pets Rises

Freshpet, the Secaucus, N.J.-based maker of natural refrigerated pet food, filed for a $100 million initial public offering.

Spin Space

Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer Says Take Advantage of the Selloff Alibaba is Causing

Now that the Alibaba IPO is getting close, stocks like Facebook, Apple and Starbucks are being sold to make room for Alibaba.

Herb Greenberg

Greenberg: Should Amazon Buy RadioShack or Best Buy?

Buying RadioShack or Best Buy could solve a problem for all.

Stephanie Link

Dicker/Link: The Very Bad Energy Sector – Is There Anything Worth Buying Yet?

Dan Dicker, Energy contributor at talks with Stephanie Link, co-portfolio director of Action Alerts Plus about the relative weakness of the energy complex and the rel...

Chris Ciaccia

How Facebook Can Generate More Ad Revenue at Higher Prices

As advertising dollars move online, Facebook continues to take share away from traditional methods. And as Facebook gets bigger, it could generate more revenue at higher prices.

Adam Feuerstein

SEC Slaps Biotech Hedge Fund for Short-Selling Violations

On 17 occasions, RA Capital bought shares in biotech company financings after having sold short shares of the same company when it was supposed to be restricted from doing so.

Dan Freed

The Threat From Europe for Visa, MasterCard and the Banks

A decision by Europe's highest court could have big implications for the U.S. business of banks and credit card companies.

Ted Reed

Note to Malaysia Airlines: Call In an Expert to Fix This Mess

Since March, everything has gone wrong for Malaysia Airlines, which lost 510 passengers, 27 crew members and two airplanes in two oddball fatal crashes.

Leon Lazaroff

Labor Day Blues Show Jobs Don't Pay Like They Once Did

Regardless of income, employee salaries for the first half of 2014 declined for most U.S. workers, according to a study by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute.

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