BOSTON (TheStreet) - Earnings from Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report and Ford (F) - Get Report lead your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Wednesday's 5 Biggest Stories

Amazon's

(AMZN) - Get Report

choice to go to war with

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

over tablet computing dominance cost investors $20 billion.

Bloomberg

Ford

(F) - Get Report

booked its 10th quarterly profit in a row, but the real story is the automaker's

missing dividend

.

CNN Money

Today in

Eurozone debt crisis

news: Perhaps taking a vacation with the fate of your currency hanging in the balance was a bad idea?

Bloomberg

Former

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

director

Rajat Gupta

will face charges for insider trading.

Bloomberg

A deal has reportedly been reached for a

50% haircut on Greek bonds

.

CNBC

Quote of the Day

"I, like you, get a little incensed when you think about how much good all of you do, whether it's volunteer hours, charitable giving we do, serving clients and customers well,"

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

CEO Brian Moynihan told the bank's employees in a town hall meeting. He added, addressing

Bank of America's critics

, "You ought to think a little about that before you start yelling at us." I suppose people who bought at $15 when he took over the bank in January 2010 don't have a right to be "incensed."

Bloomberg

Other Company News

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson goes long

Netflix

(NFLX) - Get Report

after losing on his bearish bet.

WSJ

Virginia Rometty will take over as CEO of

IBM

(IBM) - Get Report

next year. It's nice to see IBM hiring from within, rather than recycling unemployed former tech leaders the way baseball teams cycle through managers.

All Things D

One day after its CEO abruptly leaves,

First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

surprises the market again with some ugly quarterly numbers.

Street Insider

Markets

Brazil

will not come to the rescue of Europe.

Reuters

Au revoir,

credit default swaps

.

Financial Times

The

S&P 500 trading range

of 2011 matches the trading range of 2010, right before the breakout.

Armo Trader

Investment Strategy

10

money-losing strategies

to avoid.

Reformed Broker

When searching for yield, don't fall into the trap of believing that

dividend stocks are the same as bonds

.

WSJ

Someone asks if it's time now to sell Bruce Berkowitz's

Fairholme Fund

(FAIRX) - Get Report

after it has already dropped 25% this year.

Kiplinger

We might be seeing a

massive double top in bonds

.

Phil Perlman

Odds and Ends

Sony Pictures

wants Aaron Sorkin to write the movie about

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

co-founder Steve Jobs.

LA Times

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