This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
AB InBev is downgraded to 'reduce,' and Nektar is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Allstate Insurance has released its annual report ranking metropolitan areas in terms of car collision frequency.
Warren Buffett's bearish bond stance helps propel his company to double-digit earnings growth.
Whole Foods upgraded to 'outperform' and Kraft Foods downgraded to 'hold.'
Strong Asian and European manufacturing reports boost global stocks, and US markets seem set to follow.
Slate develops a list after looking at research reports and accident data. The result probably won't surprise you.
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Like many companies this winter, the fast-food giant blamed a drop in same-store sales on the weather. But could its problems be bigger than a snowbank?
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's complaint database highlights the worst problems people have with collectors.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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