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) --

BP

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and

Visa

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are among the handful of companies slated to report quarterly results on Tuesday.

Before the market opens, BP is expected to post a profit of $1.04 a share, which would be a sharp drop from the year-ago profit of $2.84 a share, on revenue of $63.7 billion, according to a poll of analysts by Thomson Reuters.

Several other companies will join BP in reporting their numbers before Tuesday's opening bell, including

FirstEnergy

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,

FPL Group

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,

Johnson Controls

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,

U.S. Steel

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and

Valero

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Visa is scheduled to report its quarterly results after the closing bell. Analysts expect Visa to notch a profit of 72 cents a share, up from 58 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, on revenue of $1.78 billion.

Among other companies set to post earnings late Tuesday are

ACE Limited

(ACE)

,

Apollo Group

(APOL)

,

E*Trade Financial

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,

McKesson

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and

Norfolk Southern

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.

Tuesday's economic calendar is relatively light, with only the August read on the Standar & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index and the October reading of the Conference Board's consumer confidence index scheduled. Both reports will be released at 9 a.m. EDT.

-- Written by Robert Holmes in New York

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