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  • LONDON _ Aon PLC on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $315 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.88 billion.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Expectations are low that the Fed will provide any new policy insight next week, and focus should stay on economic reports and a flood of earnings.

  • A man holds a sign directing people to an insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act, in Miami.

    The 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans is expected to hit 26 percent of employers in 2018

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Some firms are now finding Hong Kong, left, less appealing for their Asia headquarters than Singapore, right.

    As tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing increase, multinational firms are seeing more stability in Singapore and expanding their outlook.

  • Salaries are on the rise, and the money being allocated to bonus pools will hit record levels this year, according to Aon Hewitt.

  • Espirito Santo International is the parent company of several institutions, including Banco Espirito Santo.

    Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.

  • Although large employers are committed to providing their workers with health benefits now, the looming 'Cadillac' tax raises questions about the future.

  • Doctors medicine surgeons

    Premiums at large employers rose an average 3.3 percent this year but are expected to increase much more next year, according to a study.

  • Japan's Tokyo Electron chairman Tetsuro Higashi (L) shakes hands with US semiconductor giant Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson (R) after they agreed to merge, at a press conference in Tokyo on September 24, 2013.

    More large American corporations are reducing their tax bill by buying a foreign company and effectively renouncing their United States citizenship.

  • It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.

  • How everyone will deal with the effects of Obamacare in 2013.

  • *Adjusted EPS $0.95 vs est $0.89. *To target $300- $400 mln annually on acquisitions. Oct 26- Aon Plc's quarterly profit beat analysts' estimates as investments aimed at increasing margins at its human resources services unit helped boost profit, and the company said it planned a series of small acquisitions.

  • St George's Flag & Houses of Parliament

    At least 20 multinationals are drawing up plans to move their regional or global headquarters to Britain over the next year after government efforts to increase the competitiveness of the UK’s business tax regime.

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    Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers:

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    Walking around the halls or sitting in on the panels, you’ll hear talk about “soft patches” and “slow motion recovery.” Not from John Rogers Jr., founder and CEO of Ariel Investments:  “I’m very, very enthusiastic about the markets."

  • Woman window shopping on a snowy street

    Goldman Sachs' latest "Conviction List" for the Americas, a roster of "buy"-rated U.S. stocks, highlights 11 consumer companies. TheStreet.com details the profiles, market cap, potential upside and 2011 return of these companies.