Here at the Fool, we've searched high and low across the Web this Friday morning to find the biggest news and best stories around. Here are your top five morning reads.

1. Technology stays hot
A three-pack of tech titans reported earnings last night. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) kept its growth engine on track. Its revenues grew 7% from last year, which handily beat estimates. 

IBM (NYSE:IBM) reported earnings up 14% from a year ago, the equivalent of pulling a rabbit out of a hat in this environment, but its stock was still down on the news. Go figure. Rounding out the trio was Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD), which posted a narrower loss than expected. (Read more at BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and All Things Digital.)

2. Banking stays in the spotlight
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) reported a sizeable loss this morning. Unlike JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America was unable to stem weak commercial banking income and declining consumer credit with sizeable investment banking gains. (Read more at MarketWatch.)

3. Needs more cowbell -- errr, earnings
General Electric (NYSE:GE) slightly surpassed expectations in its earnings this morning. However, the larger trend that needs following is GE's continuing shift in strategy. This includes shrinking its financial unit and possibly dealing NBC Universal. (Read more at Bloomberg.)

4. Business in China, easier said than done
Despite its massive opportunity, China remains a tough market for foreigners to break into. The Economist explores the difficulties of not only getting into China, but then competing with local industry. (Read more at The Economist.)

5. Are exchanges still relevant?
The New York Times provides a look into the way new trading venues have increasingly moved trading activity away from exchanges like NYSE Euronext's (NYSE:NYX) New York Stock Exchange and on to less regulated venues. (Read more at The New York Times.)

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