Large-cap tech company Qualcomm (QCOM) - Get Report dials in fourth-quarter results today. Ahead of its release, the communications company's stock closed down 5.6% yesterday. Concerns about Qualcomm's exposure to beleaguered satellite company Globalstar Telecommunications (GSTRF) have dogged its stock in recent days.

On the economic front,

Productivity and Unit Labor Costs, a key measure of productivity, hits the Street.

Expected Earnings Reports

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Economic Data

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  • 8:30 a.m.: Initial jobless claims for the week ended Saturday. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 305,000. Four-week average: Forecast: n.a. Previous: 307,500.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Productivity. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +3.1%. Previous: +5.7%. Unit labor costs Forecast: +1.5%. Previous: -0.4%.
  • 10 a.m.: Leading economic indicators for September. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: unchgd. Previous: -0.1%.