Beyond the billions spent on camps and activities, the ultimate cost may be how kids lose skills and learning.
Cabot Oil & Gas is initiated with an 'overweight,' and Merck is downgraded to 'market perform.'
The Fed chief is set to continue his testimony on Congress. Verizon, Google to report quarterly results.
Financial stocks have led the market all year, and Wall Street likes second-quarter earnings enough that the momentum could continue.
Stocks are higher as comments from Fed Chairman Bernanke appear to overshadow some worse-than-expected housing data.
Adobe is upgraded to 'market perform,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The Federal Reserve chairman is set to appear in front of the House Financial Services Committee.
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