Next week will bring Wall Street headlines about retail earnings and newly public Chinese firms, as well as quarterly reports from News Corp., SodaStream, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive.
Have the markets entered an IPO time warp? This week, Chinese deals were red-hot. Take a look at Youku.com. In Wednesday's debut, itsstock soared 161% to $33.44, raising $203 million. It marked the best return since Baidu hit the markets five years ago.