While Eliot Spitzer steps down as governor of New York, the new trading week starts with companies trying to step back up. WCI Communities
Don't expect it to be pretty. WCI became the poster child for the real estate boom, as it went about enhancing its homebuilder business by erecting huge condo buildings along Florida's coastline. It's no surprise to see those same posters being ripped to shreds as WCI's condo cranes quietly weep.
WCI is looking to post its fifth consecutive quarterly loss come Monday morning. Investors will want to know when the company will begin operating profitably again.
Analysts expect GameStop's earnings to climb 31% higher to $1.12 a share for the quarter that fell during the holiday season. That may seem like an aggressive goal, but the retailer has topped Wall Street's profit targets in each of the past four quarters.
How immune will hot Chinese companies be in a global slowdown? Wednesday could offer some clues as China Mobile
Satellite-radio fans looking for a little overseas appeal may tune in to see what international operator WorldSpace
Markets are closed in observation of Good Friday. That doesn't mean financial news won't bubble up to the surface, because business never sleeps. Still, if you hear bells, they won't be market-trading bells.
Until next week, I remain,
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