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Stocks to Watch: J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, Infosys

Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Friday's session are J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Infosys.

Loan Growth Slows for Wells, J.P. Morgan

Wells Fargo, which has become the nation's dominant provider of mortgage loans, saw mortgage activity slow in the first-quarter.

Euro Zone to Benefit From Japanese Policy

The European Central Bank has made it clear that it doesn't want to cut interest rates. But, the way things are going, Japan could well force the issue.

Dollar/Yen Displays Incurable Case of ‘Rounditis’

It's just a number but the currency market has got itself into a frenzy about the dollar trading at Y100 against the yen.

Energy Journal: Trouble in non-Gulf OPEC Countries

Think of 'an OPEC nation' and more likely than not this will conjure images of a Gulf state, swimming in petrodollars that it uses to cushion their people against such preoccupations as tax and work. But there are other OPEC nations, where accumulated wealth isn't ostentatiously displayed as glimmering skyscrapers, and two of those countries find themselves at a crossroads.

Morning MarketBeat: Bank Earnings, Retail Sales In Focus

Major indexes have risen every day this week. Whether the rally will finish the week the way it started will likely depend on how bank earnings season kicks off and the outcome of a slew of economic data points.

Global Markets in a Good Place, HSBC’s Maldonado Says

Global equities markets are in a good place in the wake of the U.S. fiscal cliff and budget cuts, and the big story in Asia remains the rise of the consumer, says Bill Maldonado, chief investment officer for Asia Pacific for HSBC.

When Herbalife’s Auditor Blabbed

Scott London, the former KPMG partner charged with insider trading, conveyed plenty of information to his friend, Bryan Shaw, about the saga surrounding Herbalife Ltd., according to court documents.

Tomorrow’s Tape: Retail Sales; JP Morgan, Wells Fargo Earnings

Friday brings reports on March retail sales and producer prices, earnings from J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo, and a speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Forty-Five Seconds Over Wall Street, PM

Another day of gains for stocks has some people talking about Dow 15000, a feat that has never been achieved.

Train Reading: Who’s Hogging All the Copper?

KPMG partner gave tips on five companies; bank earnings under pressure as refi boom wanes; two commodities traders hogging the world's copper supply; the rapidly shrinking federal deficit.

Microsoft Shares Whacked, But Some Good News Emerges

Even as Microsoft Corp.'s big rally has come to a screeching halt, there's a sliver of good news. Chart watchers are pleased with the fact that Microsoft has passed its first technical test.

Microsoft Finally at the Crossroads

With a brutal report on plunging PC sales, Microsoft appears to be at a critical juncture.

The Latest Trend in Corporate Healthcare is Very Old

Employers taking a more direct interest in the health of their work force may seem like a new idea, but it has very old roots.

Foursquare’s Financing: Valuation Still a Question Mark

Foursquare's latest round of financing leaves one question unanswered: What's the mobile startup's valuation?

Stock Locomotive Runs Over Skeptics

Bearish traders like Dennis Gartman have been forced to admit they erred back in February when it looked like the market might roll over.

Technicians Frustrated: Stocks Surge Despite ‘Sell’ Signals

Technical analysts face a conundrum. A laundry list of widely followed chart signals are screaming "sell." But lately, whenever stocks pull back, investors are waiting, telling their brokers "buy."

Corporate Bond Yields Hit Record Low in Europe

European investment-grade corporate bond yields hit record lows Thursday, as cash-rich investors faced with low levels of bond issuance continued to buy high-quality assets that deliver relatively attractive returns amid persistently low government interest rates.

One Gold Bug Stays the Course

Amid all the negative chatter recently surrounding gold -- and the big price decline -- one firm is sticking to its bullish thesis on the precious metal.

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