Goldman Sachs ( GS) said David Viniar plans to retire as chief financial officer in January 2013. Viniar, who will join Goldman's board, is to be succeeded by Harvey Schwartz, the current co-head of the company's security division. Viniar has spent more than three decades at the investment bank. Goldman Sachs Replaces 'Brains' With Trader for CFO
Apple ( AAPL) shares crested above $700 in regular-session trading for the first time on Tuesday, following through on the strength seen in Monday's after-hours action. Shares of the iPod and iPad maker finished at $701.91, up 0.3%.
General Mills ( GIS), the maker of Cheerios, is expected by analysts to report fiscal first-quarter earnings of 62 cents a share on revenue of $4.08 billion.
Bed, Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) is expected Wednesday to report its fiscal second-quarter results after the closing bell and analysts expect a profit of $1.02 a share in the August-ended period on revenue of $2.54 billion.
Other companies reporting their results Wednesday include Adobe Systems ( ADBE), AutoZone ( AZO), Cracker Barrel ( CBRL), Steelcase ( SCS), and Sycamore Networks ( SCMR).
Blackstone Group ( BX)is nearing an agreement to buy home security provider Vivint, according to three people familiar with the matter, Reuters reported. The deal is expected to value Vivint at as much as $2 billion, according to Reuters.
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