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There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

Monday
The new trading week kicks off with Amylin Pharmaceuticals (NAS: AMLN) reporting its quarterly results. The FDA just cleared Amylin's new diabetes treatment, so the past quarter may not be as important as what the biotech has to say about its future earnings power.

Tuesday
Glu Mobile (NAS: GLUU) is one of the many companies reporting on Tuesday. Analysts see the smartphone-app maker posting a widening deficit, but investors accept that, given the long-term potential of mobile gaming.

Wednesday
Akamai (NAS: AKAM) checks in on Wednesday. The leading content-delivery network helps websites serve up fast and secure website pages and digital files. This is a cutthroat business, but Akamai's scale and its knack for snapping up the occasional disruptor has helped keep the company profitable and growing.

Thursday
Facebook hype is in the air, but what about the social-networking websites that are already trading on the open market? LinkedIn (NAS: LNKD) went public last May. It steps up for its quarterly report -- and possible a reflection on Facebook -- when it reports on Thursday.

Friday
The final trading day of the week features a company that makes the trading possible. New York Stock Exchange operator NYSE Euronext (NYS: NYX) steps up with what analysts think will be slightly improved profitability.

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At the time this article was published The Motley Fool owns shares of LinkedIn.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of NYSE Euronext. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors.Longtime Fool contributorRick Munarrizcalls them as he sees them. He owns no shares in any of the stocks in this story and is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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