July 15th: The week ahead in finance


Twinkies are back on store shelves, Major League Baseball gears up for the All-Star Game this Tuesday and everybody's (okay, well, maybe not everybody) on royal baby watch waiting for England's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have their first child - the future king or queen of England.

On the heels of Friday's blowout earnings from JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo, more of the nation's biggest banks report their latest earnings this week, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

There's more housing news. Home-builders should feel more optimistic because more homes are being built and sold and interest rates should stay at record low levels for the foreseeable future.

Shareholders at computer maker Dell vote on whether to sell the company to founder Michael Dell and a private equity partner or go with a competing plan from activist investor Carl Icahn that would keep part of the company publicly traded.

Luxury electric car-maker Tesla shifts into the high-profile NASDAQ 100 index, replacing Oracle which is moving its shares over to the New York Stock Exchange.

- Compiled from a CNBC report