The day ahead
Here’s what to expect on Reuters.com on Wednesday, Aug. 26:
* Orders for durable goods such as motor vehicles, aircraft and refrigerators probably rebounded in July, supporting views that the manufacturing sector is starting to heal.
* After posting their biggest monthly gain in eight years in June, new home sales are expected to have edged up again in July as buyers take advantage of low prices.
* Among the companies reporting quarterly results are retailers Dollar Tree and Williams-Sonoma as well as video recorder maker TiVo.