Investors look to shrug off a tough week tomorrow after watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average
While Friday's Facebook IPO will take the main stage this week, markets will undoubtedly continue to home in on the modern-day Greek tragedy unfolding across the pond as well as first-quarter GDP reports around the eurozone. Also likely to capture its share of headlines this week is amped-up political rhetoric in the wake of JPMorgan Chase's announcement of a $2 billion loss from a hedge gone astray. The blurring definitions of risk-management and risk-taking within banks is the topic du jour as negative sentiment spreads across the sector, affecting other big names such as Bank of America
On the earnings front, the nation's retailers will attempt to provide some much-needed positive news for investors. Will slowing domestic employment growth weigh on results? U.S. retail bellwethers Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot will garner much of the attention, with smaller participants such Sears Holdings
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