Financial, energy and metals stocks lead the market lower. Apple has fallen 11% since April 26. But Procter & Gamble is off just 2%.
Hewlett-Packard beats Street estimates, boosts guidance and downplays Europe's effect on results. The question is: Will investors agree?
The plan includes circuit breakers to halt trading of a stock if it falls 10% in a 5-minute period.
Lowe's sees the slow housing market weighing on its results this year. Rival Home Depot will report on Tuesday. Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard also report.
The Shanghai Composite Index is down 23% since peaking in November. Markets in Brazil, India and Japan are down for the year as well.
Debt problems in the European Union and a higher dollar will affect stocks. The key earnings report may be Wal-Mart's on Tuesday. Also reporting: Lowe's, Home Depot, Target and Aeropostale.
A report says states are seeing growth for the first time in 2 years.
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