Earnings are making a comeback as the year winds down, and Wednesday will find several potentially market-moving names on the calendar.
will headline the early earnings reports. Also expected are
Data on weekly mortgage applications from the Mortgage Bankers Association and crude inventories from the Energy Department are also due.
, Priya Ganapati will tell investors what to expect from
Research In Motion's
quarterly report later this week, and Ivy Lessner will preview the numbers from Oracle.
Also, Nat Worden will provide an update on whether the writers' strike is affecting the stocks of media companies.