Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Futures point to a higher start despite a pair of European banks warning about increased write-downs and a WSJ report that indicates Lehman Brothers (LEH) may face its rockiest quarter. Wal-Mart (WMT) topped its earnings estimates, but guided its first quarter and fiscal 2009 estimates on the conservative side. Also making headlines is news that Fidel Castro is retiring as president and commander in chief of Cuba