Investors will be treated to another round of retail earnings and more commentary from the
as they work through Wall Street's Wednesday session.
Among the notable items on tap is the Fed's regional business survey, known as the beige book, which will be released around 2 p.m. EST. Also, Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn will give a speech in New York.
The economic calendar will feature durable goods orders from the Census Bureau, existing-home sales from the National Association of Realtors, and crude oil inventories from the Energy Department.
As for earnings, the early side includes
, Ted Reed will examine how this year's orders are shaping up for
and Airbus, and Bob Steyer will take a closer look at
Also, Ivy Lessner will tell you what you need to know about the latest crop of initial public offerings by Chinese companies.