From Reuters.com

The day ahead: Friday

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Investors have bid up General Electric shares to almost triple their March lows but the largest U.S. conglomerate will have to deliver solid quarterly results for the stock to rise much further.

*  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.

The day ahead: Thursday

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Extending its dominance of Wall Street, Goldman Sachs is expected to report that its profit more than doubled in the third quarter.

*  The market is looking at IBM for signs of improvement in corporate technology spending and comments on the company’s M&A strategy.

The day ahead: Wednesday

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JPMorgan results, September retail sales figures and bank regulation are among the highlights expected Wednesday.

*  JPMorgan Chase’s investment bank division is expected to report another stellar quarter, after leading league tables for debt and equity underwriting.

The day ahead: Tuesday

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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.

Audio slideshow: H1N1 vaccine rolls out

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Reuters visited the Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center, where H1N1 vaccines are being offered to patients who are at least two years old and healthy.

The day ahead: Friday

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IPOs remain in the spotlight with Wynn Macau’s debut in Hong Kong. In the U.S., President Obama rallies support for a financial products watchdog.

*  President Barack Obama will seek to rally support for his proposal to create a watchdog agency that would protect consumers from risky financial products.

Graphic: Price of gold

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Graphic: Gold performance

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