Stocks are higher as Alcoa unofficially kicks off earnings season with a better-than-expected report.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
An analyst council -- if there was one -- should just declare the search giant's stock a 'buy.'
Investors optimism improves after China reported better than expected inflation figures.
The financial newsletter's top picks have been performing Charlie Sheen style.
Charles River Labs is downgraded to 'sell,' and T-Mobile is initiated with a 'hold.'
US markets are set to rebound at the open, following global markets higher.
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