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What to Watch This Week: A Trainload of Earnings Reports

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially now that 2012 is rolling into its first earnings season. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape this week, among them: railroad stocks, Apple, Netflix, the maker of infant formula Enfamil, Starbucks and McDonald's.

McDonald's Goes Bigger, and Better for Shareholders

McDonald's may seem like the fast-food company of yesteryear, but appearances can be deceiving. The company's latest news -- big plans for the London Olympics, robust second quarter earnings, and expansion into emerging markets -- shows that shares of the Golden Arches are headed onward and upward.