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) -- The most intriguing earnings season in recent memory has begun. The question on everyone's mind: What will the third-quarter results of the nation's biggest corporations tell us about the health of the economy and the potential for recovery?

Investors will be scouring the reports and analyzing the conference calls like never before, looking for clues. Between


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, which of this week's reporting companies, in true bellwether style, do you believe will offer the best evidence of a developing economic rebound -- or lack thereof?

Please feel free to leave a comment explaining your pick below.

--Written by Scott Eden in New York

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Scott Eden has covered business -- both large and small -- for more than a decade. Prior to joining, he worked as a features reporter for Dealmaker and Trader Monthly magazines. Before that, he wrote for the Chicago Reader, that city's weekly paper. Early in his career, he was a staff reporter at the Dow Jones News Service. His reporting has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, and the Believer magazine, among other publications. He's also the author of Touchdown Jesus (Simon & Schuster, 2005), a nonfiction book about Notre Dame football fans and the business and politics of big-time college sports. He has degrees from Notre Dame and Washington University in St. Louis.