• A JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) estimated the adverse impact of possible regulatory reform may lower investment banks’ long-term profitability by almost one-third, resulting in further job eliminations and bonus cuts. Hardest hit will be Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), according to the report

• Talbots (NYSE:TLB) reported an adjusted fiscal second quarter loss of 33 cents a share, versus estimates of a 52 cents per share loss on revenues of $304.6 million, versus estimates of $309.34 million.  The firm said it sees third quarter losses of 24-30 cents a share, ex-items

• JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) upgraded UPS (NYSE:UPS) to “overweight” from “neutral” and raised the price target on the firm to $70 from $57

• Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) downgraded DuPont (NYSE:DD) on valuation concerns with a price target of $32

• Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) upped Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) and added the firm to its Conviction Buy List with a $55 price target

• Palm (NASDAQ:PALM) cut prices on its Pre smartphone, introducing a cheaper and thinner model, “Pixi”

• Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) San Francisco event is expected to see a fresh iPod launch, new iTune offerings, an Apple TV tune-up, with hopes of a Steve Jobs appearance

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