Updated from 6:59 a.m. EDT

Good news for

Wal-Mart

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fans. The world's largest retailer reported a second-quarter profit rise of 17%. The retailer also raised its full-year forecast based on low prices that are attracting financially squeezed shoppers in a challenging economy.

But not all markets are so rosy. Home foreclosure filings grew by more than 50% compared with the same month a year ago, according to data released on Thursday.

But the market rallied as oil dropped and investors nibbled on financials again.

Bank of America

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,

Wachovia

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and

Citigroup

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led the way.

This back and forth has investors scratching their heads, wondering where we are headed next.

With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at Thursday's most-searched stocks from TheStreet.com, including

McDonald's

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and

3M

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, and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them recently.

To find out and get Cramer's take on it all, please click here.

(Editor's note: At the time of publication and/or original publication of his posts and shows, Cramer owned McDonald's and Wal-Mart for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.)

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