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    With Iraq continuing to recover after years of war, American firms are increasingly looking to tap the country’s vast business potential.

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    Western companies choosing a brand name in China now rely on consultants and linguistic analyses to ensure that consumers are attracted rather than amused or even repelled. The NYT reports.

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    Fresh news about the U.S. consumer and spending are expected Friday, as anxiety again builds about the health of Europe's banks.

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    Earnings from J.P. Morgan and Google bookend the trading day Thursday, as traders shift their focus back to the health of the global economy.

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    Markets have been hanging on every development in Europe's sovereign debt crisis, but now traders are looking to U.S. company forecasts to see how much a weakening Europe might affect corporate profits and the U.S. economy.

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    There's a wider than usual divide on Wall Street over whether this quarter's earnings releases will be a boom or bust for stocks.

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    After the market logged its worst quarter since the financial crisis in 2008, traders are bracing for a big week in Europe, Bernanke's testimony and what is expected to be a weak jobs report.

  • Find out what's in the "Mad Money" host's "Game Plan."

  • At this run rate, we're not going to do 8-10 billion shares in total volume in NYSE stocks, like we have recently. But we will do well north of 5 billion, still better than the roughly 3.8 billion on a typical day.

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    Wyndham Worldwide will release second-quarter figures on Wednesday before the bell. In the past 8 quarters, Wyndham Worldwide shares rose 2.23 percent, on average, two days after the company reported its quarterly results.

  • Stocks finished lower Thursday for the fourth session in five after Bernanke said the Fed is not prepared to take further action and amid ongoing concerns about the U.S. debt ceiling, erasing earlier gains fueled by encouraging economic news as well as strong earnings from JPMorgan.

  • Stocks declined Thursday after Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is not prepared to take further action on the economy and amid ongoing concerns about the U.S. debt ceiling.

  • Stocks came off their session highs Thursday after news Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is not prepared to take further action on the economy, but were still buoyed from positive economic news as well as stronger-than-expected earnings results from bank titan JPMorgan.

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    JPMorgan traded up 2 percent pre-open on a decent quarterly report...the stock goes up on just a decent report? Yes, because the expectations have been VERY LOW

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    Sovereign debt issues on both sides of the Atlantic could be what drives markets Thursday, as traders also get another dose of testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak, but came off the day's highs Wednesday after a top Fed official said he is against providing stimulus even if the economy worsens, opposing previous comments from chairman Ben Bernanke that fueled a strong rally for most of the session.

  • Stocks gained more than 1 percent Wednesday, breaking a three-day losing streak, after Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is ready to provide additional stimulus if the economy continues to weaken.  

  • Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Traders will be tuned in to Bernanke's Senate testimony Wednesday to see what he says about the economy and any new stimulus measures. Don't get too excited about a QE3, one economist said — that was just the Fed thinking out loud.