Energy companies, including BP, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Chevron, will report the week's big earnings. Key housing data and the Fed's Beige Book will offer snapshots of the economy.
Treasury Secretary Geithner says the administration plans to continue tax breaks for middle- and lower-income taxpayers. Some Democrats want the tax breaks extended.
Amazon.com shares plunge after earnings miss estimates. Microsoft and American Express continue a big day of earnings strength. UPS results confirm an expanding global economy. Oil prices jump.
Exxon Mobil and 3 others will lead the effort to develop a system to contain oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico.
Investors like the guidance from Qualcomm and eBay. They want more growth from Starbucks.
While the Fed chairman sees a moderate recovery, he worries that jobs will be slow to bounce back. Stocks tumble. Apple, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley shares are strong.
Regulators are looking at some 91 banks, including Europe's largest, to see if they can absorb another crisis. The test has some skeptics.
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