Traders will focus on Washington and the economy this week. As Congress debates the budget and health care reform, a lot of economic data will be released, including the Beige Book (Wed) and February employment numbers (Friday).
Fourth-quarter earnings season will wind down with just 204 companies releasing results, including Autozone (AZO) and Costco (COST). Find out who could surprise in this week's Earnings Preview
Watch out for more speculation on which bank will be nationalized next. Zacks Equity Research Analysts Eric Rothmann & Neena Mishra breakdown the Citigroup deal and tell which banks are most at risk in the Analyst Blog
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Charles Rotblut, CFA
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