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On Tap Today: Dell, Disney and Kmart Report Earnings; PPI Released

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Earnings news from Dell Computer (DELL) - Get Dell Technologies Inc Class C Report captures investor attention today. Early in October, Dell shocked the market with a revenue warning, citing weakening sales overseas. Ahead of its earnings announcement, the PC manufacturer closed down $2.25, or 6.9%, to $30.31.

On the economic front, the

Producer Price Index for October -- a key measure of inflation -- is released.

Expected Earnings Reports

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  • 8:30 a.m.: Producer Price Index for October. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.1%. Previous: +0.9%. Ex-food and energy: Forecast: +0.1%. Previous: +0.3%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Saturday. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: 310,000. Previous: 308,000. Four-week average: Forecast: n.a. Previous: 309,750.
  • 11 a.m.: Treasury buyback. Source: Treasury Department. The Treasury buys securities specified yesterday from dealers.