From the country's leading social networking website introducing a new site redesign to the leading digital music service explaining why it's capping usage, there will be plenty of news waiting to break in the coming days. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.
Staples reported strong earnings this morning, which should be of interest even to those who own no stock in the office supply giant. The reason is obvious: Demand for desks, printers, and the like is a fairly good indicator of our economic outlook.
Next week brings more earnings reports from big-name companies, including several home improvement giants, a couple of "good enough" computer makers, penny-pinching discount masters, and office supplier Staples -- whose results might stand as an indication of the broader economy's health.