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

1. JPMorgan Chase mints a small fortune
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) shook off persistent fears of continuing souring loans and blew through earnings expectations while adding to its credit reserves. (Read more at Bloomberg.)

2. Intel leads semiconductors up
Not to be outdone, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) also released revenue and earnings that were well above expectations. Since Intel's products form the basis of most computers, look for a broad rally across semiconductors other technology stocks today. Semiconductor peers such as Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) and Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) opened higher on the news. (Read more at MarketWatch.)

3. China continues to surge ahead
Chinese exports saw a 15% decline from last year. The figure may sound dismal, but it's actually the smallest drop in about nine months. (Read more at Bloomberg.)

4. Retail sales swoon
Thanks to Cash for Clunkers ending, retail sales took a 1.5% plunge in September. While the headline number left something to be desired, general merchandise, the category that includes Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT), actually saw a 0.9% increase last month. (Read more at Yahoo! Finance.)

5. Is Greenland the next Nigeria?
Greenland has yet to find any oil, but may need to soon.The country recently voted for more self-rule, effectively ending subsidies from Denmark it relied upon, and now needs a new source of income. Citizens fear their country being overrun by companies looking for finds that could yield up to 47 billion barrels in the icy waters off its coast. (Read more at The Atlantic.)

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