Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon, and GE reported earnings last week -- what do long-term investors need to know? In this segment of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss the earnings reports and the return prospects for these three huge companies.

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