Both companies will report quarterly earnings on Tuesday.
Short sellers have for the most part gone away. Investors are largely making a bet on third-quarter earnings.
Earnings in the sector are going to be bad after the recent mortgage turmoil. But amid all the dark news is the possibility of a stock bounce.
Stocks sell off after the House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up a showdown between Senate Democrats and the Obama administration.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
If Federal Reserve forecasts point toward full employment and price stability, policymakers at the upcoming FOMC meeting will have a hard time getting Wall Street to reconcile that outlook with a 1% Fed funds rate.
Adobe and Pier 1 will report earnings, ConAgra could boost its dividend, Alcoa will be removed from the Dow Jones, and August housing starts will be announced.
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