Earnings lead quiet data calendar
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As a provider of coal-mining machinery, the company's numbers could affect sentiment toward other companies in the industry. Big-box retailer Costco also announces before the opening bell, while Men's Wearhouse and Vera Bradley follow in the afternoon.
The only economic reports today are two weekly releases: MBA mortgage applications at 7 a.m. ET and crude-oil inventories at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Tomorrow is the busiest day of the week, featuring industrial-production numbers from Europe, weekly jobless claims, and monthly retail sales. Ciena, Hovnanian, and Lululemon Athletica issue results in the morning. Adobe Systems is scheduled for the post-market.
Friday's only event is the producer-price index.