»» Strong U.S. earnings continued to prop up a number of equity markets. U.S. stocks outperformed for the week, but Asian indices lagged.
»» China has become a bigger swing factor for earnings results of multinational companies.
»» First-quarter U.S. GDP growth of 2.2% indicates the economy remains locked in a sub-par zone, making dividend investing and stock selection that much more important. (page 2)
»» Global Roundup: Updates from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. (pages 3-4)