BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Global bank JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report) and oil company Chevron (CVX - Get Report) kick off fourth-quarter earnings reporting season this week, giving the first important clues on corporate performance as global growth slows.Alcoa (AA - Get Report) posts results after the closing bell today, marking the unofficial, yet traditional, start to earnings season. The aluminum maker has cut capacity by 12% due to a drop in prices, leading investors to think Alcoa will report a loss.
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