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JPMorgan: Tomorrow's Headliners

JPMorgan Chase will become the first of the big U.S. banks when it reports earnings before Wednesday's session.



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JPMorgan Chase

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will become the first of the big U.S. banks to report third-quarter financial results before Wednesday's session, with several other earnings reports on tap as well.

JPMorgan Chase

is expected to report a profit of 49 cents a share on revenue of $24.8 billion, according to a poll of analysts by Thomson Reuters. Since its better-than-expected second-quarter report on July 16, the stock is up more than 25%, based on Monday's close at $46.08.

In addition to JPMorgan,

Abbott Labs

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will report earnings before the start of trading Wednesday. Analysts are looking for a profit of 90 cents a share on revenue of $7.75 billion.


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Host Hotels

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will also post results early Wednesday.

After the closing bell,

Crown Holdings

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Landstar System

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are among those scheduled to report quarterly results.

Of course, investors will be reacting to earnings from


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, which


after the close of trading Tuesday.

While the earnings torrent is just picking up, the economic docket is packed with reports. At 8:30 a.m. EDT, the Commerce Department will post retail sales data for September, which should tumble 2.1% after a 2.7% rise in August. Excluding autos, retail sales should climb 0.2% after a 1.1% rise in August.

At the same time, the Labor Department will release import and export price data for September. Later, the Census Bureau will post business inventories data for August at 10 a.m. EDT, while the

Federal Reserve

will release the minutes from the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee at 2 p.m. EDT.

Investors will also be watching for comments from the Bank of Japan, which is set to end a two-day policy meeting. Last week,

Australia hiked its interest rates

, becoming the first major economy to do so since the financial crisis worsened last year.

In political news, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the banking industry, with witnesses including Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Sheila Bair. In addition a House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on

American International Group's

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-- Written by Robert Holmes in New York