AutoZone, Red Hat and Lennar report earnings. Apple sells its 2 new iPhones, and consumer confidence numbers for September are released.
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.
Toyota enjoys strong August sales. August retail sales numbers are to be announced and Kroger, and Men's Wearhouse to report earnings.
Possible military action against Syria drives oil prices higher. McDonald's adds chicken wings to its menu. August auto sales numbers will be announced and Dollar General and H&R Block will report earnings.
August consumer confidence index to be announced. McKesson stock goes ex-dividend. Salesforce.com and Zales to report earnings. Chinese solar stocks shoot higher.
Lowe's, Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch report earnings. July's new home sales figures will be announced. US government moves to block US Airways-American merger.
Time Warner, Priceline.com and Archer Daniels report earnings. William Ackman takes a big position in Air Products. July chain store sales figures are due.
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