Stocks in the news: Palm, Apple, Goldman Sachs, McDonald's

The following post rounds up the companies making headlines today:

Palm (PALM) and Sprint Nextel (S) will be in the spotlight after the Pre went on sale over the weekend. According to some estimates, the iPhone and BlackBerry rival sold about 35,000 to 60,000 units. Palm shares dropped 6 percent ahead of the bell, Sprint's about a percent.

Apple's (AAPL) worldwide developers conference is going underway today with the company expected to announce a new iPhone model. Many also hope Steve Jobs will surprise as the keynote speeker scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT after the company said he will return to the helm of the company at the end of June.