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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Foot Locker–The athletic apparel and footwear retailer earned 64 cents per share, excluding certain items, for the second quarter, beating estimates by 10 cents. Revenue was also above estimates, with same-store sales up 7 percent compared to the Thomson Reuters estimate of a 5.5 percent increase.

Hibbett Sports–The sporting goods retailer beat estimates by a penny with second quarter profit of 32 cents per share, but revenue was well short of estimates and overall profit was down 21 percent from a year ago. The company had already said that traffic has been weaker and that discounting has affected its profit margins.

Ann Inc.–The Ann Taylor parent reported second quarter profit of 70 cents per share, two cents above estimates, with revenue slightly above consensus. The results were slightly better than the company's prior outlook, although it does note that the second half of the quarter was "challenging."

Duke Energy–The energy producer is selling its non-regulated power generation business in the Midwest to Dynegy for $2.8 billion in cash.

Dish Network–Chief financial officer Robert Olson is retiring on October 15, to be replaced by senior vice president of programming Steve Swain.

Apple–The tech giant's suppliers are reportedly scrambling to have enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6, expected to be launched next month. Reuters reports that it's unclear whether this could delay the launch.

American Airlines–The airline is extending fees for unaccompanied minors to an age range of 5 to 14. The $150 fee currently applies to children between 5 and 11.

Gap—The retailer posted second quarter earnings of 70 cents per share, one cent above estimates. The parent of Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy also raised its full-year earnings forecast, although that was because of a gain on asset sales.

Ross Stores–The off-price retailer beat estimates with its latest earnings and revenue, and also reported better than expected profit margins. Ross also benefited from better expense controls.

Home Depot–The home retailer named retail operations head Craig Menear as its new chief executive officer, effective November 1. He'll replace Frank Blake, who will remain as chairman.

Salesforce.com–Salesforce earned 13 cents per share for its latest quarter, one cent above estimates, with revenue slightly above consensus as well. The company also raised its full-year forecast, following increasing sales for its cloud-based sales and marketing software.

Intuit–Intuit lost one cent per share for its fourth quarter, surprising analysts who had expected a profit of seven cents per share and despite better-than-expected revenue. The company behind the Quicken and TurboTax financial software packages is also forecasting a current quarter loss as it restructures its small business unit.

GameStop —GameStop beat estimates by four cents with second quarter profit of 22 cents per share, while revenue exceeded forecasts as well. The videogame retailer's results were helped by new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony, as well as new game releases.

Aeropostale– The clothing retailer lost 46 cents per share for the second quarter, excluding certain items, three cents smaller than expected. Revenue was above estimates, but the company did see a 13 percent drop in sales at stores open at least a year.

Marvell Technology–Marvell beat estimates by six cents with second quarter profit of 34 cents per share, excluding certain items. However, the chip maker gave weaker than expected current quarter guidance, even amid better demand from mobile customers.

Brocade Communications–Brocade reported fiscal third quarter profit of 23 cents per share, excluding certain items, four cents above estimates, with revenue also beating consensus.

Brinker International–Brinker raised its quarterly dividend by 17 percent to 28 cents per share. The parent of the Chili's, Maggiano's, and On The Border restaurant chains also announced a $350 million share buyback.

By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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