While chief executives may well consider this brief list to be a rogues' gallery, anyone who dismisses them is missing the point entirely.
Stocks set for higher open, overlooking Moody's downgrade of Britain's credit rating.
These takeover plays make too much sense to ignore.
Stocks are lower after a surprising report shows US GDP contracting in Q4 2012.
Ford is downgraded to 'underperform,' and JetBlue is downgraded to 'underperform.'
The euro rises against the dollar for the first time since 2011 as Italian shares drop.
Altria is upgraded to 'buy,' and Red Robin is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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