Extreme Trading: Coffee Gets a Jolt … and More!

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On Thursday, coffee futures jumped above $2 a pound for the first time since 1997 on concerns that bad weather could disrupt supply.

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Investors attributed weakness in the New Zealand dollar to warnings that New Line Cinema may move production of The Hobbit out of the country as disputes with labor unions persist. Talk about getting short-changed!

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Shares of online auctioneer eBay were up as much as 8 percent Thursday after the company reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.

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On Thursday, the German government more than doubled its economic growth forecast for 2010 and raised its outlook for 2011. Das ist gut!
Shares in tax preparer H&R Block reached a 52-week low Monday after the company announced a potential lawsuit against HSBC.

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Dominant title insurer Fidelity National suffered a 12 percent drop Thursday after announcing it would set aside a smaller portion of its earnings for dividend payouts to investors.
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Shares of mail order video rental company Netflix were rocketing 12 percent to an all-time high Thursday after the company said it had added more subscribers than even it had expected in the third quarter.

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