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    Be honest. But, if you're always looking for a good deal, or like the word "Free" -- Tax Day isn't all bad. For years now, companies jump on every holiday and notable day marked on your calendar from St. Patrick's Day to National Ice Cream Day and now Tax Day.

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    U.S. stocks on Monday fumbled around like a frat boy after last call, seeking a solid foundation to rest and reassess the situation before continuing the walk-of-shame home. Stocks spent the first half of the day holding tepid gains before testing participants' resolve with a late day test of intraday lows, followed by an impressive snapback closer toward the days' highs.

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    The indexes had a gap-up open on Monday and finished near the highs of the day. The DJIA closed up 146.49 points at 16173.24 and the S&P 500 closed up 14.92 at 1830.61. The Nasdaq gained 22.96 to 4022.49 after being lower and the Russell 2000 gained 3.92 to 1115.35 after being in the red as well this afternoon.

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    Just in time for date night Friday, the finance/tech world news learned IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought back $500 million -- or a 10% stake -- of Tinder. For the uninitiated, Tinder is a mobile dating app that uses Facebook (FB) profiles and location tracking to match people. Tinder isn't IAC's first foray into the online dating world.

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    When consumers and investors think of Disney (DIS), they naturally see the company's vast theme parks and media assets, which bring in billions of dollars annually. Disney Infinity, released in August of 2013, is the new winner for Disney's Interactive business segment. The results for Disney (DIS) have been stellar and the company isn't stopping.

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    Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes in today's more digitally linked society and that has massive implications for the energy sector. While GameChanger was created in 1996, the growing influence of crowdsourcing on product development coupled with the global move to greatly improve energy efficiency is helping Shell build on a 10% success rate of turning outside ideas into reality.

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    There are no conceivable ways a Herbalife (HLF) investor may claim Friday's selloff was unexpected absent a lack of proper due diligence or honesty. Any remaining doubt that puppet masters were pulling strings in symphony quickly dissipated upon further reports that federal law enforcement agencies were investigating the company.

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    Flat. That is how I am positioned over the weekend. Quick one to two-day trades make the most sense until a clear trend presents itself. Last week in my piece "This Is Not Your 2013 Snapback Market Anymore," I wrote: To simplify, the path of least resistance right now is down.

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    Occidental Petroleum (OXY) is looking to sell about 40% of its assets in the Middle East and North Africa, perhaps in the hope that a sale will help lift its stock, the way asset sales boosted the stock of Apache, another U.S.-based energy company. Apache's officials have repeatedly said that the unrest in Egypt hasn't hurt the company's operations.

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    Innovation has been the name of the game for Google (GOOG) and a report in the Wall Street Journal shows how the Internet services giant is trying to help brick-and-mortar stores at the mall interact with on-line searches and purchases. The question today is whether or not this development can help Google (GOOG) shares recover from its popping of its price bubble?

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    Amazon.com's (AMZN) push to compete in the hardware market could be making its next stop in smartphones. Amazon (AMZN) is said to be showing off prototypes of a handset to developers in San Francisco and Seattle, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Sources close to Amazon (AMZN) said the company wants to distinguish its new phone from other smartphones currently on the market, the report also said.

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    On CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, looked at shares of Goodrich Petroleum, . The stock is soaring on Monday after the company announced the completion of a well at its Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, based in Louisiana.

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    Citigroup  finally gave bullish investors something to cheer at the start of trading Monday. The too-big-to-fail bank reported first quarter 2014 sales and earnings before the open. But most investors on StockTwits.com remained bearish on Citi. Citi's core business was terrible this quarter, but it 'beat' by pulling from the loss reserves cookie jar.

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    It's still early in first-quarter earnings season, but it looks like companies that beat analysts' earnings estimates and spike higher are going to have a hard time holding on to those gains. For example, Wells Fargo (WFC) beat EPS estimates before the opening bell Friday and initially traded higher but later faded to its 50-day simple moving average.

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     IBM  reports earnings this week and TheStreet's Jim Cramer believes this will be a key item to watch, particularly because of the recent rotation into value stocks. Cramer says this report is important because this is the lowest valuation of IBM (IBM) that he has ever seen in 35 years. Another reason to watch this upcoming earnings report is that Warren Buffett has bought so much stake in the company.

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    Mystery solved: The weather did it. Today's retail sales report should resolve any lingering doubt that the economic lull during the last few months was mostly about the bitter winter cold in the Northeast, Midwest and even parts of the South.