There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

The new trading week kicks off with Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), a provider of Linux-based enterprise-software solutions, posting its quarterly results. Analysts see Red Hat earning $0.26 a share, 30% ahead of the $0.20 a share it delivered a year earlier.

FSI International (Nasdaq: FSII) and Nike (NYSE: NKE) check in on Tuesday.

FSI makes capital equipment for the microelectronics industry. You already know Nike. Only one of them is expected to turn a quarterly profit this time around, and it's the iconic company behind the signature swoosh you'll find on lots of athletic footwear and apparel.  

TIBCO Software (Nasdaq: TIBX) and Bed Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq: BBBY) are just some of the companies slated for the earnings stage on Wednesday. Both the enterprise-software provider and home-goods retailer are expected to post improving bottom-line results.

Wireless-networking specialist CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) and greeting-cards giant American Greetings (NYSE: AM) check in on Thursday.

If you figured that greeting cards and stationery are dying industries in these dot-com days, think again. American Greetings continues to find a way to grow in this climate. CalAmp is projected to post a small profit, reversing a quarterly loss from a year earlier.

You can expect a quiet trading day on Friday. Folks will probably be heading home early for the holiday weekend, since the market will be closed the following Monday in observance of Christmas.

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