Tuesday saw Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in front of the Congressional Oversight Panel, answering questions about the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Geithner said in a letter before his testimony that $109.6 billion in resources remain in TARP funds.

In earnings news,

US Bancorp

(USB) - Get Report

beat expectations

, earning $419 million, or 24 cents a share, which was 4 cents above average estimates but down from 62 cents a share in the year-earlier quarter. USB was lately up $1.95, or 12.2%, at $17.89.

Also reporting were

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

,

Coca-Cola

(KO) - Get Report

and

Merck

(MRK) - Get Report

. Caterpillar was lately up 16 cents to $30.64 after

reporting a first-quarter loss

. Coke was down $1.25, or 2.8%, at $43.08, and Merck was down $1.55, or 6.2%, at $23.67.

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

will acquire

Sun Microsystems

(JAVA)

in a deal

worth $7.4 billion

on the heels of

IBM's

(JAVA)

withdrawal from proceedings to purchase Sun itself

. IBM was recently up $1.11, or 1.1%, at $101.54, Oracle was up 83 cents, or 4.4%, at $10.65, and Sun was up 5 cents to $9.20.

With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the stocks making headlines lately and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them.

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