The new trading week kicks in with breakfast at Tiffany (NYSE: TIF). The upscale jeweler delivers its report before the market opens on Monday, and it should be a good one, since this quarter will include Christmas sales. Analysts see earnings climbing 28% to $1.39 a share for the period.

(NYSE: IOC) and FSI International (Nasdaq: FSII) check in on Tuesday. InterOil is an energy company with an emphasis in Papua New Guinea. FSI makes capital equipment for the microelectronics industry.

The two companies have little in common, but both are projected to post healthy bottom-line improvements.

Cereal giant General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and office-furniture maker Steelcase (NYSE: SCS) are on Wednesday's menu.

Coupon wars aside, cereals can be a pretty steady business. But the real pulse worth taking here is Steelcase's. If companies are buying more office furniture, that could be an indicator of a rosier employment picture.

Best Buy
(NYSE: BBY) has a lot to prove on Thursday. Shares of the consumer-electronics retailer suffered their worst single-day hit in years after the company posted quarterly dips in sales, earnings, and comps.

Some may argue that Best Buy is mortal now. Investors are already bracing for a ho-hum report from the quarter that fell during the holiday season. We'll see. This was supposed to be a chance to shine in a world free of Circuit City, but Best Buy may have underestimated the power of e-commerce, not to mention that one fruit company that sells its gadgetry directly to consumers in heavily trafficked stores.

The trading week comes to a quiet end, but don't zone off over the weekend. Nintendo (OTC BB: NTDOY.PK) will introduce its 3DS handheld gaming system in the U.S. on Sunday. Yes, it's in 3-D.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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