Stocks rise amidst a wealth of economic data and big-name earnings reports.
The investment bank swings to a profit, and the Internet search giant is due to report after the closing bell.
The collaboration will help the operator of the world's largest futures market expand its services.
A slew of recent M&A activity may give hope to investment banks.
Dow Chemical is downgraded to 'neutral,' and eBay is initiated with a 'buy.'
Despite rising earnings, the eurozone crisis will continue to weigh on financials.
Is the intervention of Congress and the SEC what we really need?
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