Bernanke vs. Wall Street, ExxonMobil vs. Apple

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On today’s edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM  ) , publicly challenged Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke over new banking regulations. So why doesn't Bernanke's response make us feel any better?
  • The latest same-store sales numbers at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  ) were lower than expected.  How much of a ripple effect will it have? And will upgrading the look of McDonald's restaurants pay dividends?
  • What do Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM  ) have in common? The companies with the two largest market caps are each building new headquarters. Apple CEO Steve Jobs likened the design of the company's new building to a "spaceship." So what can Exxon Mobil build to provide their employees a morale boost? Our analysts have a few suggestions.

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Chris Hill doesn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of JPMorgan Chase and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Apple and McDonald's and creating a bull call spread position in Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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  • Report this Comment On June 09, 2011, at 6:02 PM, xetn wrote:

    Bernanke is out of bullets and has no where to go but to continue inflating the money supply.

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