From Reuters.com

The day ahead: Tuesday

November 23, 2009

The economy’s health and minutes from the last FOMC meeting will take center stage, with a spate of earnings also on the docket.

The day ahead: Friday

November 19, 2009

D.R. Horton, the second-largest U.S. homebuilder, reports its fourth quarter and fiscal year results. Investors will listen for any comments on the builder’s order trends and commentary as they try to discern whether the nascent housing market recovery will buoy the new home sector.

The day ahead: Thursday

November 18, 2009

Dell reports quarterly results for the first time as the No. 3 maker of personal computers — unfamiliar territory for a company that not so long ago was the world’s largest PC maker.

Other Highlights:

The day ahead: Wednesday

November 17, 2009

Consumer prices are forecast to have risen 0.2 percent in October, unchanged from the mild rise seen in September. Housing starts are expected to edge higher.

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November 17, 2009

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The day ahead: Tuesday

November 16, 2009

Home Depot reports quarterly earnings. The top home improvement chain has been banking on a slow-but-steady growth strategy and cost cuts to fight lackluster demand for big-ticket remodeling projects.

The day ahead: Friday

November 12, 2009

JC Penney reports quarterly results, with investors primed for the department store operator to beat estimates as its rivals Macy’s and Kohl’s did earlier in the week.

The day ahead: Thursday

November 11, 2009

Wal-Mart sales numbers will hold the spotlight along with results from Walt Disney and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Highlights:

The day ahead: Wednesday

November 10, 2009

At the Reuters Health Summit expect exclusive interviews from the CEO’s of Pfizer, Humana and Novo Nordisk.

The day ahead: Tuesday

November 9, 2009

At the Reuters Health Summit expect exclusive interviews with Merck CEO Richard Clark, AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan and Tenet CEO Trevor Fetter.