China's manufacturing PMI comes in below expectations, and Italy's president spooks markets with resignation talk.
Monsanto and ConAgra will report earnings. General Mills tries to extend its all-time high. Michael Dell's buyout offer of Dell runs into opposition. Gold Fields looking to trade off its 52-week low.
Cliffs Natural is both upgraded and downgraded, and General Mills is upgraded to 'buy.'
Core brand sales grew since 2011 and performance continues to ramp up.
Performance in the corner office has made these companies into leaders.
Stocks are set for a higher open as attention shifts to the Fed and the much anticipated policy statement.
These aren't ever going to be crushed, but could certainly stumble.
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