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) -- If the market got to pick its starting lineup for earnings season,


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would have been out before

Johnson & Johnson

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With better-than-expectedthird-quarter profit of $3.6 billion, or 82 cents a share,

JPMorgan just keeps printing money

, especially with its investment banking business.

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There's a U.S. market rally in those numbers alone. But wait, there's more.

Overnight Intel also offered up better-than expected earnings of $1.9 billion, or 33 cents a share, and is being cited around the globe for pushing up stocks in other world markets. Sure, profit actually fell, but

Intel was smart enough to offer an upbeat outlook.

Forget about the hesitation in U.S. markets yesterday, courtesy of

J&J's lackluster earnings.

The bulls will be back in force today and the bears will be running for cover. This market just wants to rise. Dow 10K is on the horizon and everyone is determined to get there, this week if they can.

Sure, the markets are out in front of the economic recovery, but there's no reason the consumer won't catch up eventually. If market enthusiasm translates into corporate optimism, we may see more hiring too.

I keep hearing from folks in the market that I have worried unnecessarily about the market going too high, too fast and that I needn't fear a correction caused by some future realization that the economy isn't keeping up with investors.

So today I am giving a big cheer for optimism and the hope that retirement accounts everywhere will soon be back where they once were.

Banks are making money and the tech sector is readying for a rebound.

It seems that everything is back to normal after a nightmarish year that we are all ready to forget.

I hope so.

--Written by Glenn Hall in New York.

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Glenn Hall is the New York-based Editor in Chief of

. Previously, he served as deputy editor and chief innovation officer at

The Orange County Register

and as a news manager at

Bloomberg News

in Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Washington, D.C. As a reporter, he covered business and financial markets, worked in both print and television in the U.S. and Europe, and conducted in-depth investigative coverage at

The Journal-Gazette

in Fort Wayne, Ind. His work also has been published in a variety of newspapers including

The Wall Street Journal


The New York Times


International Herald Tribune

. Hall received a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from The Ohio State University and a certificate in project and program management from Boston University.