Exxon Mobil initiated with a 'buy,' and Texas Instruments downgraded to 'neutral.'
Apple initiated with 'neutral,' and Netflix downgraded to 'underperform.'
Mosaic's earnings miss shouldn't deter sector bulls.
Research In Motion is upgraded to 'sector perform,' and Pfizer is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The league and its officials may be close to a deal, but reportedly can't come to any resolution over a proposed switch from pensions to retirement plans that are less secure.
European debt troubles remain in the foreground, and protests turn violent in Spain and Greece. US new-home sales fall, but prices soar. RIM advances after announcing more subscribers.
Stocks move lower despite strong U.S. housing data and consumer confidence reading.
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All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
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