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    The indexes on Wednesday continued their torrid rebound from the market selloff last Thursday and Friday. So, what does this all mean? Thus, we have now re-entered a two tiered market environment again, with the DJIA and the S&P 500 vs. the Nasdaq and Russell 2000. From a trading standpoint, traders must understand that volatility has been a theme that I have written about in 2014.

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    Whole Foods gave investors a stomachache on Wednesday. The Mecca of organic moms, vegans and folks who read the ingredients on packaged foods is facing increased competition from the likes of Walmart, Trader Joe's and The Fresh Market , among others. Whole Foods fell more than 1.8% by 3 p.m. Sentiment on the stock is 64% bearish, according to StockTwits' analytics.

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     An all-China technology team rolled out Wednesday the country's first high-speed Internet access system for intercity air travelers in China. The system, which relies on ground antennas positioned along the flight route, is a home-grown response to the growing availability of high-speed Internet services on airliners in other parts of the world.

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    Income investors that have sought out alternatives to traditional dividend-paying equities and fixed-income have largely been rewarded this year. Most investors tend to flock to the oldest and largest exchange-traded funds in these respective categories.

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    We received news this week that U.S. consumer prices modestly increased in March, driven in large part by food, energy and housing costs. In some corners of the blogosphere, that was seen as a warning that inflation is accelerating, something that could lead to a correction in stocks. Sure, the fact that the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in March, topping forecasts, is noteworthy, especially after a 0.1% rise in CPI from February.

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    Domino's Pizza has been a darling on Wall Street. Now Domino's has announced new specialty chicken on its menu. Domino's will offer four flavors of sauce for its chicken: crispy bacon and tomato, spicy jalapeno pineapple, classic hot buffalo and sweet barbecue bacon.

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    China and its energy market are big factors in French oil major Total's long-term plans. Last year, Total's sales fell 2% to $251.73 billion while profits fell 18% to $11.21 billion. Over the last 52 weeks, Total's American depositary receipts have risen by 39% to $67.74, easily outperforming the S&P 500, which is up 16% in the same period.

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    When you're done reading this, see Chris Ciaccia's Has Marissa Mayer Done Enough? for yet another take on Yahoo! I included an expletive in the headline of my Wednesday morning article singing the praises of Yahoo (YHOO)! That was a mistake. I can't believe it got by our editors, let alone to the top of the most-viewed articles list for a second.

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    Today's Crunching the Numbers tables cover the stocks of six companies that report earnings during the next two days. Let's start with individual profiles and then get into the tables below. American Express (AXP): Analysts expect the credit-card giant and Dow component to report earnings per share of $1.30 after the closing bell today.

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    Coca-Cola may not fall into the category of momentum stock, but that hasn't stopped it from trying as it works to add value for its shareholders. The soda company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Tuesday thanks to stepped-up advertising and higher sales in emerging markets including China.

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    LeapFrog is a fantastic company, but you should avoid its stock, which has become an earnings trap. At first glance, the stock might appear attractive. The company's primary revenue driver is a child's tablet that is facing greater price competition from Amazon's Kindle, Google Android-based tablets, and a coming wave of Microsoft (MSFT) tablets.

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    On CNBC's "Cramer's Mad Dash" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said General Motors (GM) appears to have bottomed when the stock's dividend yield reached 3.7%. GM is an AAP holding.

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    Investors are buzzing about SodaStream (SODA) and which beverage maker may buy a portion of the company. The stock was among the most discussed tickers on StockTwits.com Wednesday morning after an Israeli business newspaper reported that Israel-based SodaStream (SODA) is discussing selling up to a 16% stake in the company to an unnamed buyer.

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    Chinese Internet giant Alibaba's net income more than doubled last quarter, fueling a bottom line beat for Yahoo!, And the results, announced by Yahoo (YHOO)! Alibaba numbers for calendar 2013: Revenue $7.95B, net income: $3.52B $ALIBABA $YHOO $SFTBY -- Patrick Walther Apr. 16 at 05:11 AM//