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A380 CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

Mon., Oct. 15

The first of these Airbus megajets is delivered to Singapore Airlines at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The jet was delayed for two years by production snafus.

SABMILLER

Mon., Oct. 15

The world's second-largest brewer releases second-quarter results. The South African company and Molson Coors Brewing agreed to merge their U.S. units in a joint venture.

U.S. BANK EARNINGS

Mon., Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Citigroup (C) kicks off a busy week of earnings reports by banks. Investors are bracing for more bad news related to subprime loans and credit market turmoil. Wells Fargo (WFC) results are due on Oct. 16, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Washington Mutual (WM) announce their numbers on Oct. 17, and Bank of America (BAC) earnings come on Oct. 18.

BERNANKE TALKS

Mon., Oct. 15, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks to the Economic Club of New York.

BRITAIN'S ECONOMY

Tues., Oct. 16, 4:30 a.m. EDT

September inflation figures are released. Price pressures have abated this year. September retail sales and third-quarter economic growth data come on Oct. 18 and 19, respectively.

EURO ZONE INFLATION

Tues., Oct. 16, 5 a.m. EDT

September consumer price data will get a close look. Inflation is still a top concern for the European Central Bank, but signs of slower economic growth may keep the ECB on hold.

BANK OF CANADA

Tues., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. EDT

Economists expect the BOC to hold interest rates at 4.5%. Despite solid economic growth, a rising Canadian dollar has helped keep a lid on inflation.

U.S. INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT

Tues., Oct. 16, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Industrial activity is expected to slow a bit further in September, after a soft 0.2% gain in August because of a large pullback in vehicle production.

YAHOO! (YHOO)

Tues., Oct. 16, 5 p.m. EDT

The Internet giant presents third-quarter results. Share prices have surged more than 20% since late August.

U.S. CONSUMER PRICES

Wed., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Inflation probably rebounded in September on higher energy prices, after an August drop of 0.1%. Excluding food and energy, the index is expected to rise 0.2%.

U.S. HOUSING STARTS

Wed., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Monthly housing starts in September probably slowed to an annual pace of 1.27 million, from a rate of 1.33 million.

ALTRIA (MO)

Wed., Oct. 17, 12 p.m. EDT

The cigarette maker rolls out third-quarter earnings data after an 18% fall in profits last quarter.

NOVARTIS (NVS)

Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 a.m. EDT

Investors await third-quarter results after the drugmaker reported that second-quarter profits jumped 18%. On Oct. 8 the Swiss company said that its Aclasta drug was approved in Europe to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.


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