Today's economic calendar includes some key data involving the consumer, as well as important earnings reports.
Retail sales for September, delayed by the federal government shutdown, will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Producer prices will come out at the same time.
The Case-Shiller index of home prices will follow at 9 a.m. ET. Consumer confidence and business inventories will come out at 10 a.m. ET.
Today also marks the beginning of the Federal Reserve's two-day monthly meeting. The central bank will announce its decision on interest rates and monetary policy tomorrow.
Notable companies reporting quarterly results today include Archer Daniels Midland, Aetna, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Pfizer, Valero Energy, and U.S. Steel. Gilead Sciences, Baidu, LinkedIn, Leap Wireless, Western Union and Take-Two Interactive will follow after the closing bell.
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