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What to Watch Before Next Earnings Quarter, Energy Power Play

The countdown is on until October earnings come out, but Alan Knuckman is chiming in from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with what we'll need to look for over the next six weeks, especially with other corporate announcements on the way. M&A is back on the table as investors return from summer and big deals -- including deep discount stores and pharmaceutical inversion plays -- have yet to be ironed out. Plus, Knuckman chimes in on XLE Energy Stocks; he has a number of energy and power plays that investors can track in the coming months. TheStreet gets a bonus bunch of picks this week.