Morgan Stanley (MS), Verizon (VZ) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH) are among the companies already out with earnings on busy day for earnings; both Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) will be reporting after the closing bell. Yahoo! Finance's Jeff Macke has more on the morning's biggest earnings reports in the video above.
Breaking news: weekly jobless claims which were released right as we started streaming live to you at 8:30. The Labor Department says there were 334,000 new claims. The consensus had been for about 344,000 claims. Keep in mind there was a sharp jump to 360-thousand claims last week, but that may have been due to the closing of some auto plants for the summer.
It's D-Day for Dell (DELL). Shareholders are supposed to vote this morning on a plan by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management to take the company private again. Success of the proposal seems more precarious than ever, with a new group of large investors voicing objection just last night. There's even been talk ofRead More »from D-Day for Dell; Reading into Bernanke’s Remarks; Weekly Jobless Claims