Tiffany and Internet jeweler Blue Nile will feel pressure, but an improving economy will boost the jewelry business as a whole.
The companies are reporting earnings along with Barnes & Noble and Children's Place.
US markets are poised to rise at the open on growing signs the Western military action is no longer imminent.
Stocks rebound slightly from the steep sell-off in the first two days of the week.
As the prospect of a strike by the US and its allies against elements in the Middle Eastern nation increase, global shares have taken a beating.
August consumer confidence index to be announced. McKesson stock goes ex-dividend. Salesforce.com and Zales to report earnings. Chinese solar stocks shoot higher.
Stocks are higher after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that prematurely ending the central bank's stimulus program could endanger the still fragile economic recovery.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Some workers lose up to a quarter of their paychecks paying off old debt from credit cards, medical bills and student loans, as well as child support.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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