While Eliot Spitzer steps down as governor of New York, the new trading week starts with companies trying to step back up. WCI Communities (NYSE: WCI) reports its fiscal fourth-quarter results.

Don't expect it to be pretty. WCI became the poster child for the real estate boom, as it went about enhancing its homebuilder business by erecting huge condo buildings along Florida's coastline. It's no surprise to see those same posters being ripped to shreds as WCI's condo cranes quietly weep.

WCI is looking to post its fifth consecutive quarterly loss come Monday morning. Investors will want to know when the company will begin operating profitably again.

GameStop (NYSE: GME) comes to play on Tuesday. The leading video-game retailer -- a popular Stock Advisor recommendation -- has thrived during the latest generation of gaming consoles. Folks buying pricier Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 consoles are also paying more for new games. Perhaps more important is that diehard gamers typically sell old games and gear to GameStop during upgrade cycles. That is actually a higher-margin business at GameStop than new sales are`.

Analysts expect GameStop's earnings to climb 31% higher to $1.12 a share for the quarter that fell during the holiday season. That may seem like an aggressive goal, but the retailer has topped Wall Street's profit targets in each of the past four quarters.

How immune will hot Chinese companies be in a global slowdown? Wednesday could offer some clues as China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) and Nepstar (NYSE: NPD), a leading drugstore chain, step up. 

FedEx (NYSE: FDX) delivers on Thursday. The market expects earnings to dip slightly at the overnight-delivery pioneer. Profits also declined during the company's fiscal second-quarter report three months ago.

Satellite-radio fans looking for a little overseas appeal may tune in to see what international operator WorldSpace (Nasdaq: WRSP) has to say on Thursday, too.

Markets are closed in observation of Good Friday. That doesn't mean financial news won't bubble up to the surface, because business never sleeps. Still, if you hear bells, they won't be market-trading bells.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does own not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.