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What to Watch Next Week on Wall St.

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially when new iGadgets hit the shelves and earnings season kicks off in earnest. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead.

Verizon Has Modest Hopes for iPhone 5 Release

With the iPhone 5, Verizon Wireless is expected to gain a long-awaited level playing field in its battle with AT&T over iPhone sales. But the carrier is apt to aim for a solid hit rather than a home run with Apple's iPhone 5, analysts say. And for investors, that's a good thing.

Q4 Predictions: Kindle on Fire, iPhone 5 a HIt

The final quarter of 2011 promises to be just as exciting -- and frustrating -- as the first nine months of the year have been for Wall Street. This analyst is unafraid to go out on a limb and make a few bold calls, so let's go over four of the biggest developments that will play out over the next three months.