This week's highlights include quarterly reports from the two biggest companies by market capitalization, Apple and Exxon Mobil, which are expect to post declining earnings.
They all had poorly timed buyback programs, which can be a major drain on resources.
Nokia is upgraded to 'buy,' and Take-Two is downgraded to 'sector perform.'
Fans complain about a fake documentary -- but come back for more.
Now that News Corp. has formally split in two, it's put-up or shut-up time for the new old company.
Sprint is both upgraded and downgraded, and FedEx is initiated with a 'buy.'
Winfrey's cable network is picking up the online reboots of 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' as things start turning around.
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