The day ahead: Friday
* Bank of America may update investors on its search for a new CEO – or at least an “emergency” or “interim” replacement for Ken Lewis when it reports results. Mattel and Halliburton also report quarterly results.
* The Federal Reserve’s September Industrial Production report will probably show a moderation in output to 0.2 percent.
* Friday is the deadline for an indictment in the case of a Goldman Sachs programmer accused of stealing trade secrets.