The new trading week kicks off in China with Noah Education (NYSE:NED) and China Nepstar (NYSE:NPD) both reporting. Nepstar is a drugstore chain, and Noah is an interactive educator. Both companies went public toward the end of 2007, just as enthusiasm for Chinese equities was starting to wane. Chinese stocks have surged back into favor this year, but both companies are projected to earn less in their latest quarters than they did a year ago.

There won't be an "Easy Button" for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) on Tuesday. Analysts see the office-supply chain earning just $0.16 a share in its latest quarter, shy of the $0.21 a share it rang up in paperclips and copier toner a year ago.

Investors should still check out the report, since Staples provides the perfect pulse of corporate sentiment at the small-business level.

Will it be "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO)? The creator of the digital video recorder may not want to replay its quarterly report on Wednesday, since Wall Street sees a small deficit.

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) and Toronto Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) report their quarterly financials on Thursday. They are two of the four major Canadian banks stepping up this week. Analysts see earnings dipping slightly at Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto Dominion. Heading south in the Great White North?

We can have breakfast at Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) on Friday, but you may lose your lunch. Earnings are targeted to clock in at $0.33 a share, a little more than half of the $0.63 that the upscale jeweler earned a year ago. That's not pretty, but even a smaller profit has to be impressive in the late stages of this global recession.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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