Investors are anxious about the country's GDP numbers, which are due out Thursday.
Wall Street is going into this earnings season with its heart in its mouth.
Orders for big rigs are up, and momentum should continue into next year.
Wall Street is expecting big things from JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Prices have dropped, and the current bust might give way to a boom next year.
The sector shows promise, but some banks are struggling to raise money.
China is on track for a drop in growth, and that's not a bad thing. But the markets are still scared.
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