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Thursday, September 29, 2016All during Q2 earnings season — which analysts rightly conceded would again be in negative territory for the fifth consecutive quarter — there was speculation that the margin of aggregate earnings losses in the S&P 500 was dwindling, and might reverse in Q3. Two weeks away from the unofficial start of earnings season, this no longer appears to be the case.It’s been de rigueur that expectations soften ahead of earnings reports — all the better to beat expectati