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Tomorrow's Headliners: FedEx, Oracle

Traders will also be keeping close watch on the financial sector, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
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Updated from 4:37 p.m. EDT

When the new session arrives Thursday, there's little question that the financial sector will again be the area of the market traders are watching most closely.

Considering this week has seen one dramatic story after another -- the bankruptcy of

Lehman Brothers

(LEH)

, the acquisition of

Merrill Lynch

(MER)

and the bailout of

AIG

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-- many investors are hoping to see some order emerge from the chaos.

Two names in particular that will attract plenty of interest are

Goldman Sachs

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and

Morgan Stanley

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, both of which sank to 52-week lows on Wednesday as panic coursed through the financial group. Whether

Goldman

and

Morgan

can bounce back is anybody's guess, but their direction could very well factor in to the overall market's mood.

(Following the close Wednesday,

The New York Times

reported that Morgan Stanley is considering a merger with

Wachovia

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or another bank and that

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has started the process of trying to sell itself.)

As for earnings, a number of companies are scheduled to report their results in the morning. Among them are

Carnival

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,

ConAgra

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,

FedEx

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and

Pier 1

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.

Following the close, numbers from

Oracle

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,

Palm

(PALM)

and

Cintas

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are due.

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Federal Reserve

Bank of Philadelphia.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.