The following video is from Monday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Earnings season officially kicks off as Dow component Alcoa reports earnings after Monday's market close. In our lead story on Investor Beat, Jason and Matt discuss their outlook for the newest batch of quarterly reports and why they're keeping a close eye on and Home Depot.

Also, our analysts take a look at a new all-time high for Starbucks, Facebook's new search engine, Intel's stumble after a lowered earnings outlook, and one investment firm raising Dell stock, by supporting founder Michael Dell's efforts to take the company private. Those stories, plus two stocks Matt and Jason will be watching closely as earnings season rolls on.

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