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1. Stocks look to rise
After four consecutive days of declines, stocks appear poised for a positive opening; S&P futures are up slightly. The big news release of the day is the Institute for Supply Management's service index, which is expected to hit its highest level of the year. (Read more at Yahoo! Finance).
2. More CIT
3. China builds a media empire
China's state council released an ambitious plan last week that aims to create a more loosely controlled group of media and entertainment companies. However, Time Warner
4. Should you be watching earnings?
The New York Times makes a case that investors looking for signs of economic health should focus less on earnings and more on the top line.
5. The takeover boom continues
The Wall Street Journal reports that storage-equipment maker Brocade
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