The banking giant reports a profit, and the semiconductor company reports earnings above expectations.
Despite recent downgrades, other reports paint an improving picture of the business.
Analysts aren't expecting much. Even so, one company is going to make the numbers appear much better than they really are.
The conflicts of interest that exist at investment management divisions of big financial firms are pretty apparent -- and have been for some time.
Heads roll at Barclays as authorities investigate other banks for interest-rate manipulation.
William Cohan talks about the British bank's rate rigging and its implications for other institutions.
Despite rising earnings, the eurozone crisis will continue to weigh on financials.
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