Shares of European financial institutions see a major boost in their prices with most of them recording gains of at least 5%.
The banking giant reports a profit, and the semiconductor company reports earnings above expectations.
Heads roll at Barclays as authorities investigate other banks for interest-rate manipulation.
Cirrus Logic is downgraded to 'perform,' and Infosys is upgraded to 'buy.'
Stocks rise, shrugging off the downgrade of many major global banks.
Companies including Bank of America, Citigroup, General Electric and Wells Fargo have faced shareholder anger and protests at their annual gatherings.
Wall Street analysts are increasingly bullish on the cellular infrastructure industry. It's not too late for investors to dial in.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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