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Stocks opened higher on Wall Street -- to a slew of better than expected profit reports from some household names.
Microsoft GE Honeywell at Chipotle Mexican Grill are among the well known companies reporting earnings that topped analysts' estimates.
And fast food giant McDonald's reported profit that met expectations.
So parts of 82% of companies reporting have beaten estimates that's well above the long term average of 62%.
The good news out of Europe today also helping the bull case is German business confidence unexpectedly rose that helps offset the continuing concerns over Europe's economic slowdown and sovereign debt load.
Investors and Great Wolf Resorts continue their wild ride and then a bidding war for the water park operator.
Apollo global management has again raised its offer to buy great wolf topping the latest rival bid by private equity firm -- If you offers more than 50% higher than a -- opening bid.
Doc is traded above this latest offer as well as investors it has yet another owner -- for himself.
They are once again going for college credit -- -- prepaid debit cards you can double campus IDs.
Students and parents can load funds on the cards -- use it like a debit card.
They can be used to check out library books open campus doors and even buy beer.
The once lucrative college market has become less profitable because of regulations on credit cards.
And if you're in the mood for a melody or some high fidelity and listen up tomorrow is the fifth annual record store day.
Today where the music industry celebrates independently owned music shops.
Celebrations include lied in store performances and limited edition vinyl and CD releases.
You can find details at record store day dot com.
And funny stories and others log -- to foxbusiness.com.
In New York I'm Robert --
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