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U.S. stocks are set to open the week on a high note, with Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) kicking off a week chock-full of bank earnings. In addition, a slew of blue chips will report quarterly figures, while retail sales, manufacturing data, housing reports, and consumer sentiment make for a relatively balanced economic calendar. On the central bank front, all eyes will be on Washington, D.C., with Fed Chair Janet Yellen making her regularly scheduled cameo. Here's a more detailed breakdown of what to watch this week:


  • C is pointed higher in pre-market trading, after reporting second-quarter earnings. However, the shares are set to face multiple layers of technical resistance. The economic calendar, meanwhile, is essentially bare today.


  • Blue chips will take over the earnings confessional, with Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) on tap to report. From the tech sector, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will unveil its latest quarterly figures. Retailers will also be in the spotlight tomorrow, with monthly sales figures slated for release. In addition, the Street will digest New York-area manufacturing data, the latest U.S. import and export prices, and the business inventories report. Additionally, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will begin her two-day testimony in front of Congress.


  • Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) -- as well as fellow financial firms BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and beleaguered MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) -- will report earnings. eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), and Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) will also report their quarterly figures. Outside of the earnings confessional, the producer price index (PPI) and core PPI, Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for May, industrial production and capacity utilization, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) housing market index, and the Federal Reserve's Beige Book are on tap. Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher will speak at noon ET.


  • International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will headline the earnings docket, with UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), and Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) also on the schedule. Banks will remain in focus, too, with Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), and Morgan Stanley (MS) in the spotlight. Meanwhile, housing will be in the hot seat, with the latest housing starts data in play. Weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing survey will round out the economic schedule, and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will offer his two cents on the economy in the latter half of the session.


  • Big-caps General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) will be in the earnings limelight. Consumer sentiment will also be in focus, courtesy of Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary July index.

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