The day ahead: Tuesday

October 12, 2009

Earnings season begins in earnest with Dow components Intel and Johnson & Johnson reporting quarterly results.

*  Intel reports what are expected to be relatively strong third quarter earnings.

*  Johnson & Johnson, the first major healthcare company to report quarterly results, is likely to face questions from analysts about newly launched drugs.

*  Jury selection kicks off the trial of ex-Bear Stearns hedge fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin in Federal Court in Brooklyn.

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