Citigroup is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Apollo Group is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Construction of new homes climbed 15% in September. Big earnings are from IBM, BAC and PEP.
Barclays is upgraded to 'buy,' and Green Mountain is initiated with a 'buy.'
Investors abandoned the sector following the Senate investigation, but now there could be some bargains out there.
Stocks climb slightly as reports show that home prices rose in many U.S. cities, but consumer confidence fell.
The media company is reportedly considering splitting into two companies, and the social giant named another board member.
The investment bank says it will improve risk management, while the BlackBerry maker could split in two.
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