Here are previews of 4 widely followed companies that are set to issue results later this week.
Transocean upgraded to 'neutral,' Carnival downgraded to 'hold.'
Stocks leap on encouraging US employment reports and the ECB's bond-buying announcement.
Stocks decline as concerns about Spain outweigh relatively strong reports from a pair of tech bellwethers.
SanDisk is upgraded to 'above average,' and AMD is downgraded to 'hold.'
The industrial conglomerate tops earnings but misses revenue expectations, while the search giant beats on both counts.
Sirius XM is upgraded to 'equal weight' at Barclays, while Tim Hortons is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman.
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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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