For months, investors have worried that the slowdown in economies around the world would eventually have an impact on earnings for U.S. stocks. With several companies warning about their coming earnings reports, it seems that at least some of those fears have come true. Today, though, most market analysts are pointing to this afternoon's Federal Reserve release of the minutes of its most recent Open Market Committee meeting as the reason behind the market largely treading water today. The Dow Jones Industrials
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