The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Two Dow components report earnings this morning.
Analysts are expecting a $1.23 profit per share, up from $1.15 a year ago, and a 7% bump in revenue to $6.54 billion.
For major economic reports, Germany's update on its Producer Price Index could provide further insight into the health of European economy. Attempts to stabilize European coffers continued yesterday, with another round of bond sales in France and Spain. Investors have been particularly worried about Spain's sluggish economy and the potential bailout or austerity measures that are likely to ensue on the Iberian Peninsula.
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