With U.S. healthcare prices spiraling upward, more and more insurers and individuals are looking abroad for treatment. By some estimates, 650,000 Americans will check into foreign hospitals from Mexico to Thailand this year.
Oil price gains may be starting to help ConocoPhillips’ bottom line, but its fleet of refineries is likely to show the strain when the company reports quarterly earnings.
The Case/Shiller index of housing prices probably improved by 1.4 percentage points to a fall of 11.9 percent in August, extending its recovery from the record low of minus-19 percent set in January.
Reuters takes an in-depth look at Calpers, the biggest U.S. public pension fund. Find out how the fund is dealing with heavy losses from its plunge into alternative investments.
Expect results from sector heavyweights McDonald’s, AT&T, Merck, 3M and Amazon.com.
Morgan Stanley is expected to break a string of three straight quarterly losses when it reports results but is likely to struggle to match the strong earnings of rival Goldman Sachs.
Earnings season is in full swing with results expected from Caterpillar, Yahoo, Pfizer and Coca-Cola.