Chevron expands Gulf operations. Toll Brothers and AutoZone are set to release earnings. Auto sales and holiday shopping season could move GM and Limited.
Stocks recover from morning lows, sparked by House Speaker John Boehner's optimism that a deal can be reached with the White House.
Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Yahoo is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman.
Global shares and commodities also rise on signs of progress in the US budget talks.
Fire breaks out on the Black Elk plaform Friday morning. Two men are missing, but only a small amount of oil is released. The accident has little effect on oil prices.
The company and its former employees were also hit with criminal charges after a deadly 2010 accident. Other executives are paying attention.
3 companies are expected to continue reacting to recent news, while 2 are due to report earnings next week.
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