U.S. Stocks Open Lower, Earnings and Fed in the Spotlight

U.S. stocks opened lower Monday morning in a busy week for economic and earnings news.
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U.S. stocks opened lower Monday morning in a busy week for economic and earnings news. The Federal Reserve holds a two day meeting this week, but is not expected to make any changes to interest rate policy. Halliburton (HAL) - Get Report was supposed to report earnings but delayed the release of its results as it works to finalize its deal with Baker Hughes. Valeant (VRX) named a new CEO, Joseph Papa, who joins the company from Perrigo (PRGO) - Get Report . Some M&A activity to kick off the week, as Gannett (GCI) - Get Report offered to buy Tribune (TRBAA)  for $12.25 a share in cash.