Alcoa may have lost some luster now that it's out of the Dow. This week, investors may also want to watch Yum Brands, Wells Fargo, Costco and Family Dollar.
Both companies will report quarterly earnings on Tuesday.
The quick-service sector is proving especially sensitive to the closure, with hundreds of thousands of federal employees now staying home.
It may be a good time to get out of the Golden Arches and put your money into a more profitable sector.
Wendy's, Domino's Pizza and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have been sizzling so far in 2013.
The new spot and its accompanying gaming app emphasize the chain's choices of organic and sustainable ingredients.
The chain best known for chicken sandwiches is hoping to get a piece of the fast-growing morning business.
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